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MINUTES 




. . . OF . . . 




East Hanover Presbytery 




Called Meeting, October 28, 1929. 




Called Meeting, November 11, 1929. 




Called Meeting, February 24, 1930. 




Called Meeting, March 24, 1930. 




Spring Meeting, April 21, 1930. 




Adjourned Meeting, May 13, 1930. 




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East Hanover Presbytery 



Called Meeting, October 28, 1929. 
Called Meeting, November 11, 1929. 
Called Meeting, February 24, 1930. 
Called Meeting, March 24, 1930. 
Spring Meeting, April 21, 1930. 
Adjourned Meeting, May 13, 1930. 
Called Meeting, June 9, 1930. 



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Called Meeting 

October 28, 1929. 

East Hanover Presbytery met pursuant to the call of the 
Moderator in the Presbyterian Publishing House, Richmond, 
Va., at 12 M., with the Moderator in the chair, and the meet- 
ing was opened with prayer. 

There were present : 

Ministers — R. J. Black, William S. Campbell, J. E. Cook, S. 
O. Coxe, T. K. Currie, L. W. Curtis, N. L, Dennis, Hugh Fitzpat- 
rick, J. B. Gordon, W. E. Hill, A. J. Kissling, R. V. Lancaster, C. 
A. Lawrence, A. B. Montgomery, M. B. Porter, Michaux Raine, 
A. C. Ray, Abner Robertson, G. C. Swedburg. 

Ruling Elders — W. M. Cease, J. A. Millard, W. R. Lecky. 

The Call was read and found in order, and is as follows : 

Richmond, Va., October 18, 1929. 

The provisions of the Book of Church Order having been met, 
I hereby call the Presbytery of East Hanover to meet in the li- 
brary of the Presbyterian Publishing House on Monday, October 
28th, at 12 o'clock, to transact the following business: 

To act on the request of Rev. C. A. Lawrence that he be granted 
a letter of dismissal to the Presbytery of Fayetteville, and to com- 
plete matters growing out of the resignation of Mr. Lawrence from 
the pastorate of the Overbrook Presbyterian Church in Richmond, 
Va. 

(Signed) REV. J. B. GORDON, Moderator. 

Rev. C. A. Lawrence asked for a letter of dismission to 
Fayetteville Presbytery, and his request was granted. 

Presbytery appointed Rev. C. L. King, Rev. M. B. Porter 
and Ruling Elder S. B. Love as a committee to advise with 
and aid the Overbrook Church in securing another pastor, 
and Mr. Porter was appointed to declare the pulpit vacant. 

The minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer. 

J. B. GORDON, Moderator; 

WM. S. CAMPBELL, Stated Clerk. 



Called Meeting 

November 11, 1919. 

East Hanover Presbytery met pursuant to the call of the 
Moderator at 10:15 A. M. in the Presbyterian Publishing 
House, Richmond, Va. 

Rev. D. T. Caldwell, the last Moderator present, presided, 
and opened the meeting with prayer. 

The following members were present : 

Ministers — J. S. Albertson, R. J. Black, William S. Campbell, 
T. K. Currie, L. W. Curtis, C. L. King, A. J. Kissling, Michaux 
Raine, A. C. Ray. 

Ruling Elders— Nat Lancaster, E. H. Turnes, W. R. Lecky. 

The Call was read and found in order, and is as follows: 

Richmond, Va., October 29, 1929. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, East Hanover 
Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the Presbyterian Publish- 
ing House, Richmond. Va., on November 11, 1929, at 10:15 A. M., 
to consider the following business: 

1. The request of Rev. T. M. Minor for the dissolution of the 
pastoral relation existing between him and the Third Church of 
Petersburg. 

2. To attend to any other business growing out of this matter. 

J. B. GORDON, Moderator. 

Rev. T. M. Minor asked that the pastoral relations exist- 
ing between him and the Petersburg Third Church be dis- 
solved. The church was heard through its representatives, 
Mr. E. H. Turnes and Mr. I. M. Birdsong, concurring in the 
request. The request was granted, and the pastoral relations 
were dissolved. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 5 

The following committee was appointed to advise with 
and aid the church in securing a new pastor : Rev. Hugh 
Fitzpatrick, Rev. D. T. Caldwell, Ruling Elder Hugh C. 
Henry. Mr. Fitzpatrick was appointed to declare the pulpit 
vacant. 

Mr. Minor was given permission to labor outside of the 
bounds of Presbytery until the next stated meeting of the 
Presbytery. 

The minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer. 

D. T. CALDWELL, Moderator; 
WM. S. CAMPBELL, Stated Clerk. 



Called Meeting 

February 24, 1930. 

East Hanover Presbytery met at 11 A. M. in the Presby- 
terian Publishing House, Richmond, Va., pursuant to the 
call of the Moderator, who presided at the meeting, which 
was opened with prayer. 

There were present : 

Ministers — J. B. Gordon, M. B. Wyatt, J. E. Cook, R. V. Lan- 
caster, A. C. Robertson, C. L. King, L. W. Curtis, R. A. Lapsley, 
J. S. Duckwall, W. E. Hill, A. B. Montgomery, Hugh Fitzpatrick, 
L. N. Dennis, J. A. MacLean, W. L. Carson, S. O. Coxe, J. C. Faw, 
J. E. Hemphill, E. T. Thompson, G. C. Swedburg, S. R. Prince, 
R. J. Black, T. K. Currie, D. P. Rogers, A. J. Kissling, Michaux 
Raine, A. C. Ray, William S. Campbell. 

Elders — W. R. Lecky, W. F. Stevenson, S. D. Campbell. 

The Call was found in order and is as follows : 

Richmond, Va., February 14, 1930. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, East Han- 
over Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the Presbyterian Pub- 
lishing House, Richmond, on February 24, 1930, at 11 A. M., to 
consider the following business: 

(1) The call of Westminster Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. George C. Bellingrath, and his request to be received into 
this Presbytery by letter from Atlanta Presbytery. 

(2) The request of Rev. A. C. Ray for the dissolution of the 
pastoral relation existing between him and the Namozine and Haw- 
kins Memorial Churches, and for dismission to New Orleans Pres- 
bytery. 

(3) The matter of the Synod's entertainment fund. 

(4) Any other business growing out of these matters. 

J. B. GORDON, Moderator. 

Rev. George C. Bellingrath was received into the Pres- 
bytery by letter from Atlanta Presbytery, after examination 
on Experimental Religion, Theology and Church Government. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 7 

A call from the Westminster Church for the pastoral serv- 
ices of Rev. George C. Bellingrath was presented, found in 
order, placed in his hands, and it was accepted by him. The 
call promises a salary of $3,500 a year. 

The following commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Bellingrath pastor of Westminster Church on April 6th at 
11 A. M. : Rev. J. C. Paw, to preside and propound the con* 
stitutional questions; Rev. W. L. Carson, to preach the ser- 
mon ; Rev. E. T. Thompson, to deliver the charge to the pas- 
tor; Rev. R. J. Black, to deliver the charge to the people; 
Ruling Elder, J. H. Reed; Alternates, Rev. J. A. MacLean, 
Jr., Ruling Elder J. A. Millard. 

Rev. A. C. Ray presented his resignation as pastor of 
Namozine and Hawkins Memorial Churches, and asked that 
the pastoral relations existing between him and the churches 
be dissolved. These churches were heard from, uniting in the 
request, and it was granted. At his request Mr. Ray was dis- 
missed to New Orleans Presbytery. 

The Home Mission Committee was directed to advise with 
and aid this church in securing another pastor. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis was appointed to declare the pulpit 
vacant. 

The minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer. 

J. B. GORDON, Moderator; 

WM. S. CAMPBELL, Stated Clerk. 



Called Meeting- 
March 24, 1930. 

East Hanover Presbytery met, pursuant to the call of the 
Moderator, at 11 A. M. in the Second Church, Richmond, with 
Rev. D. T. Caldwell, the last Moderator present, in the chair. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. 

The following members were present : 

Ministers — J. S. Albertson, W. W. Bain, G. C. Bellingrath, R. 
J. Black, O. E. Buchholz, D. T. Caldwell, William S. Campbell, W. 
L. Carson, J. E. Cook, S. O. Coxe, T. K. Currie, N. L. Dennis, J. 
S. Duckwall, J. C. Faw, Hugh Fitzpatrick, J. E. Hemphill, W. E. 
Hill, C. L. King, A. J. Kissling, R. A. Lapsley, W. T. Mann, J. A. 
MacLean, Jr., A. B. Montgomery, S. R. Prince, Michaux Raine, Abner 
Robertson, D. P. Rogers, G. C. Swedburg, E. T. Thompson, M. B. 
Wyatt. 

The Call was read and found in order, and is as follows : 

Richmond, Va, March 13, 1930. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, East Han- 
over Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the Second Presby- 
terian Church, Richmond, Va., March 24, 1930, at 11 A. M. to con- 
sider the following business: 

1. The report of the committee appointed regarding the case 
of Rev. A. W. Hoeny, and to institute judicial process against him, 
if the way be clear. 

2. The advisability of changing the date of the spring meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

3. To receive candidates for the ministry. 

4. To consider what action the Home Mission Committee shall 
take in regard to the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

5. Any matters growing out of these items of business. 

J. B. GORDON, Moderator. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 9 

The Committee on Christian Education presented to the 
Presbytery Messrs. William E. Hill, Jr., and Thomas E. Hill, 
members of the Second Church of Richmond. Having made 
the required investigation, the committee recommended that 
they be examined with reference to their being received as 
candidates for the ministry. 

They were examined on Experimental Religion and their 
motives for entering the gospel ministry, and the examina- 
tions were sustained as satisfactory. The required questions 
were asked by the Moderator, a charge to the candidates was 
delivered by Rev. W. W. Bain, and prayer for them was of- 
fered by Rev. S. 0. Coxe. They were taken under the care 
of the Presbytery. 

The committee on the Hoeny case presented a report, was 
amended, adopted, and is as follows : 

We recommend the following form of indictment against Rev. 
A. W. Hoeny: 

In the name of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 
and by order of the Presbytery of East Hanover, convened in called 
session, all constitutional requirements having been complied with, 
in the Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va., March 24, 
1930, an indictment is hereby preferred against Rev. A. W. Hoeny, 
a regularly ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States and a member of the Presbytery of East Hanover, 
on the following charges: 

1. Conduct unbecoming a minister of the gospel, as evidenced 
by a decree of divorce from Mr. Hoeny, having been granted by 
the courts to his wife. 

2. Contumacy: Rev. A. W. Hoeny, without the consent of the 
Presbytery of East Hanover, asked or granted, labored without 
its bounds since 1925. He has absented himself from the meet- 
ings of Presbytery without reasonable explanation or excuse ren- 
dered to the Presbytery. He has failed to respond to its lawful 
citations to appear, issued on several different occasions, as wit- 
nessed by the recorded minutes of the Presbytery. 

3. Failure to discharge Official Functions of the Ministry of 
the Gospel. Rev. A. W. Hoeny has furnished to the Presbytery 
no satisfactory information as to his being engaged in the dis- 
charge of the functions of the gospel ministry since the year 1925. 

These several charges being regarded by the Presbytery of East 



10 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

Hanover as offenses against the peace, unity and purity of the 
Church, and the honor and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ as King, 
and Head thereof, Rev. A. W. Hoeny is hereby cited to appear and 
make answer to them at the stated meeting of the Presbytery of 
East Hanover, to be held in the Presbyterian Church at Crewe, 
Va., April 21 to 23, 1930. 

Rev. W. E. Hill was appointed prosecutor in the case. 

The following Judicial Committee was appointed : Revs. 
E. T. Thompson. J. B. Gordon, D. P. Rogers, N. L. Dennis, 
Ruling Elder James W. Gordon. 

The matter of the relation of the Home Mission Committee 
to the Ministers' Annuity Fund was referred to the Home 
Mission Committee for study and recommendation. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

D. T. CALDWELL, Moderator: 
TVM. S. CAMPBELL, Stated Clerk. 



Spring Meeting 

April 21, 1930. 



East Hanover Presbytery met in the Pryor Memorial 
Church at Crewe, Va., at 8 P. M. The opening sermon was 
preached by the retiring Moderator, Rev. J. B. Gordon, from 
2 Tim. 1:12. 

Following the sermon the Lord's Supper was celebrated, 
being conducted by Rev. R. A. Lapsley and Rev. R. Y. Lan- 
caster. 

Presbytery was formally opened with prayer by the Mod- 
erator. 

Attendance: The following members of Presbytery were 
present. Figures following names indicate day of enrollment, 
after the first day : 

Ministers — J. S. Albertson. W. W. Bain. G. C. Bellingrath (2), 
R. J. Black, M. C. Bowling, O. E. Buchholz (2), D. T. Caldwell, 
William S. Campbell, W. L. Carson (2), J. E. Cook, S. 0. Coxe 
(2), T. K. Currie (2), N. L. Dennis. J. S. Duckwall, R. B. Eberly, 
J. C. Faw, Hugh Fitzpatrick, J. B. Gordon. R. M. Hall, M. B. 
Heizer (2), J. E. Hemphill. W. E. Hill. C. L. King (2). R. V. Lan- 
caster, R. A. Lapsley, Edward Mack (2), W. T. McDonald (2), C. 
A. McGirt, J. A. MacLean (2), A. B. Montgomery ( 2). S. R. Prince, 
Michaux Raine, Abner Robertson, D. P. Rogers, J. C. Shive, G. C. 
Swedburg (2), E. T. Thompson (2), R. E. Watts (2), M. B. 
Wyatt — 3 9. 

Foreign Missionaries Not Present — J. M. Blain, H. T. Bridgman. 
P. W. Buchanan. W. McS. Buchanan, A. P. Hassell. J. W. Hassell, 
W. A. Mcllwaine. J. L. Stuart. E. D. Torres.— 9. 

Ministers Not Present — A. Y. Beatie, R. D. Bedinger, J. R. C. 
Brown, C. A. Campbell, L. W. Curtis, Lowry Davis, Juan Orts 
Gonzales, A. J. Hodgin, A. J. Kissling, Richard V. Lancaster, H. 
A. Lewis, A. Makovsky, T. M. Minor, G. D. Moses, Philip Nathans, 
M. B. Porter, W. H. Stuart — 17. 

Ruling Elders Present — Amelia Church, J. G. Jefferson; Ash- 
land, Nat Lancaster; Bethany, John Hubbard (2); Blackstone. R. 
F. Dillard; Bon Air, Dr. C. M. Hazen; Bott Memorial, I. E. Darby; 



12 MINUTES OP EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

Brunswick, R. Lee Chambliss (2); Burkeville, E. Somers; Colonial 
Heights, T. O. Williams (2); Fairmount, E. H. Jarvis (2); Fred- 
ericksburg, G. H. Morrison; Ginter Park, D. K. Kellogg (2); 
Grace-Covenant, W. R. Miller (2); Grove Avenue, iP. C. Holladay; 
Hoge Memorial, R. L. Sampson; Laurel, W. F. Stevenson; Montrose, 
O. L. Stout (2); Namozine, J. B. Willson (2); Petersburg Second, 
H. H. Wells. 

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Rev. N. L. Dennis was elected Moderator, and J. A. Mil- 
lard and Rev. Abner Robertson were elected Temporary 
' Clerks. 

The report of the Devotional Committee was adopted, fix- 
ing the hours of sessions, as follows : To meet at 9 A. M. 
and open with devotional service ; take recess at 12 :30 P. M. ; 
reconvene at 2 P. M. ; take recess at 5 P. M. ; reconvene at 8 
P. M., and adjourn at will. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer. 

SECOND DAY, APRIL 22D— MORNING SESSION. 

Presbytery met at 9 A. M. and was opened with devo- 
tional services, conducted by Rev. J. C. Faw. 

The minutes of last night's session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Rev. W. T. Mann, of Tampa Presbytery, and Rev. R. M. 
Hall, of Paris Presbytery, w T ere introduced to the Presbytery 
and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Standing Committees: The Moderator appointed the fol- 
lowing Standing Committees : 

Bills and Overtures — Rev. J. B. Gordon, Rev. J. C. Faw, Rev. 
D. T. Caldwell. 

Presbyterial Records — Rev. Michaux Raine, Rev. J. S. Albertson, 
Rev. J. S. Duckwall. 

Sessional Records, Elders to be added to the Permanent Com- 
mittee — S. D. Craig, P. C. Holladay, Nat Lancaster, J. A. Millard, 
R. S. Gray. 

Finance — W. F. Stevenson, R. S. Gray, J. A. Millard. 

Presbyterial Sermon — Rev. C. A. McGirt, Rev. Abner Robert- 
son, Rev. M. B. Wyatt. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 13 

Resolutions — Rev. W. E. Hill, R. F. Dillard, P. C. Holladay. 
Time and Pace of Next Meeting — Rev. William S. Campbell, 
Rev. R. J. Black, Rev. D. P. Rogers. 

Rev. R. M. Hall: A certificate from Paris Presbytery, dis- 
missing to this Presbytery Rev. R. M. Hall, was presented 
and found in order. He was examined on Experimental Re- 
ligion and his views touching Theology and Church Govern- 
ment. The examination was sustained as satisfactory and he 
was received into the Presbytery, and was directed to sign 
the usual obligations. 

Rev. A. Y. Beatie. A letter was received from Rev. A. Y. 
Beatie, explaining his absence from this and the last meeting 
of Presbytery, and asking for permission to labor outside of 
the bounds of Presbytery, until the fall meeting. His reasons 
for absence were accepted as satisfactory and his request was 
granted. 

Rev. W. McS. Buchanan sent a letter explaining his ab- 
sence from this meeting, and it was approved. 

Rev. Warren H. Stuart: A communication was received 
from the Hangchow Presbytery of China, commending Mr. 
Stuart and his work. 

A letter was received from Rev. AVarren H. Stuart, which 
stated that he had withdrawn from the duplicate membership 
which he had held in Hangchow Presbytery in China, in ac- 
cordance with an arrangement between that Presbytery and 
the missionaries laboring in its bounds. These communica- 
tions were received as information, as no action was required. 

Rev. Philip Nathans: A communication was received from 
Rev. Philip Nathans, asking that the pastoral relation exist- 
ing between him and the Porter Street Church be dissolved. 
The church was heard through its commissioners, uniting in 
the request. The request was granted and the relationship was 
dissolved to take effect May 15th. 

Rev. 0. E. Buchholz was appointed to preach for the 
church and to declare the pulpit vacant. He and Rev. M. 
B. AVyatt and Rev. E. T. Thompson were appointed a commit- 



14 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

tee to advise with and aid the church in securing a new 
pastor. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis: A communication was received from 
L, W. Curtis giving sickness as the reason for his absence 
from this meeting of the Presbytery. Presbytery engaged in 
prayer, led by Rev. W. E. Hill, for his restoration to health. 
The Stated Clerk was directed to write him a letter, express- 
ing the sympathy and good wishes of the Presbytery. 

Seventeenth Street Mission: Presbytery approved the ap- 
pointment by the Board of this mission of Mr. R. H. Norment 
to fill the vacancy on the Board made by the removal of 
Rev. W. L. Lingle from the city. 

U. T. Seminary: A communication from Union Theologi- 
cal Seminary was read and referred to the Committee on 
Stewardship. 

R. E. Magill: A communication from Mr. R. E. Magill 
was read and referred to the Committee on Stewardship. 

Increased Salaries: Communications were received from 
Laurel, Lakeside, Fairmount, Forest Hill, Drewry's Bluff and 
Ashland Churches, each asking permission to change the terms 
of the calls to their pastors, so as to increase the salary paid 
them. The requests were granted and the Stated Clerk was 
directed to write to the churches commending them for their 
actions in this matter. 

Pole Green Marker: The following report from the com- 
mittee on the erection of a marker at the site of Pole Green 
Church was adopted : 

Several years ago the Executive Committee of the Woman's 
Auxiliary of East Hanover Presbytery took first steps towards a 
work of locating and marking historic sights in the church life of 
this Presbytery. 

On May 1, 1928, at the annual meeting of the Presbyterial 
held that year in Westminster Church, the President, Mrs. L. W. 
Curtis, announced that through the efforts of the Historian, Mrs. 
Stanley Reed, an "interested friend", had made it possible to place 
a marker on the site of the first Presbyterian church organized in 
Hanover Presbytery, this site being within the bounds of the pres- 
ent Samuel Davies Church in Hanover county. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 15 

At the fall meeting of the Executive Committee, Mrs. Stanley 
Reed — now of sainted memory — and Mrs. Charles F. Cole were 
appointed a committee to make all arrangements for the erection 
of a suitable marker. They requested Presbytery at its fall meet- 
ing in September to appoint a committee to act in an advisory 
capacity with them. In compliance with this request the following 
were asked to serve: Drs. W. E. Hill, Edward Mack and L. W. 
Curtis. 

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, October 19, 1929, the marker 
was unveiled with formal and appropriate exercises, in the pres- 
ence of a large and representative gathering. The printed pro- 
gram of the occasion is submitted as a part of this report. The 
inscription upon this handsome stone tablet reads as follows: "Site 
of Pole Green Presbyterian Church, founded 1748 by Rev. Samuel 
Davies, Presbytery of New Castle, Synod New York, seven years- 
before the organization of Hanover Presbytery, 1755. Destroyed 
June 1, 1864. Erected by Woman's Auxiliary, East Hanover Pres- 
bytery, 19 29." 

We would recommend that the Presbytery express its heartiest , 
appreciation of this wonk of the women of the Presbyterial, and 
ask that they continue their efforts- to mark the several historical 
places of early Presbyterianism in this section of the State. 

L. W. CURTIS, Chairman. 

Ministers' Annuity Fund: A paper presented by Mr. J. W. 
Williams on the Ministers' Annuity Fund was referred to the 
Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

Rev. Philip Nathans: A communication from the President; 
of Union Theological Seminary concerning Rev. Philip Na- 
thans was read and referred to a special committee composed 
of Rev. D. P. Rogers, Rev. J. B. Gordon and R. S. Gray. 

Rev. Roy E. Watts: The commission appointed to ordain 
and install Mr. Roy E. Watts made the following report, 
which was approved : 

The commission met at Emporia Presbyterian Church October 
27th at 11 A. M. The following members were present: Chair- 
man, Rev. J. A. MacLean, Jr.; ministers, Rev. L. W. Curtis and 
Rev. Abner Robertson; elder, Dr. Hugh C. Henry. The commis- 
sion was organized with prayer and Abner Robertson was appointed 
Clerk. 

Dr. MacLean preached and propounded the constitutiona ques- 



16 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

tions. The questions having been answered, satisfactorily, Mr. Watts 
was duly ordained a minister in the Presbyterian Church and in- 
stalled as pastor of the Emporia Presbyterian Church. Dr. Curtis 
delivered the charge to the people and Mr. Robertson gave the 
charge to the pastor. The commission took recess until 3:30 P. M. 

The commission reconvened at Aberdour Presbyterian Church 
at 3:30 P. M. Dr. MacLean presided. Mr. Robertson preached the 
sermon. Dr. MacLean propounded the constitutional questions and 
Mr. Watts was duly installed as pastor of Aberdour Presbyterian 
Church. Dr. Henry delivered the charge to the people and Dr. 
Curtis gave the charge to the pastor. The commission took recess 
until 7:30 P. M. 

The commission reconvened at Lawrenceville Presbyterian 
Church at 7:30 P. M. Dr. MacLean presided. Dr. Curtis preached 
the sermon. Dr. MacLean propounded the constitutional questions 
and Mr. Watts was duly installed as pastor of the Lawrenceville 
Presbyterian Church. Dr. Henry delivered the charge to the peo- 
ple and Dr. MacLean gave the charge to the pastor. The minutes 
were read and approved and the commission adjourned with prayer. 

J. A. MacLEAN, JR., Chairman; 
ABXER ROBERTSON, Clerk. 

Rev. G. C. Bellingrath : The commission appointed to in- 
stall Rev. George C. Bellingrath made the following report, 
which "was approved : 

The commission met in the study of the Westminster Presby- 
terian Church Sunday morning. April 6th, and was opened with 
prayer by the chairman, Mr. J. C. Faw. Present were: Ministers 
W. L. Carson, J. C. Faw and E. T. Thompson, and Ruling Elder 
Mr. J. H. Reed. Dr. W. T. Thompson was invited to sit with the 
commission as a visiting brother. The sermon before the congre- 
gation was preached by Rev. W. L. Carson, D. D. The constitu- 
tional questions were propounded by the chairman, Mr. J. C. Faw. 
The charge to the pastor was delivered by Dr. E. T. Thompson, 
and the charge to the congregation was delivered by Mr. Reed. 
Mr. Faw pronounced Dr. Bellingrath regularly installed as pastor 
of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. The congregation was 
dismissed with the apostolic benediction by Dr. Bellingrath. The 
minutes were read and approved. The commission was then ad- 
journed with prayer by Mr. Faw. 

J. C. FAAV, Chairman; 

E. T. THOMPSON, Clerk. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 17 

Visitors: Rev. R. S. Alter, of Butler Presbytery. U. S. A.; 
Rev. W. S. McClure, of Huntington Presbytery, U. S. A., and 
Rev. E. B. Paisley, D. D., of Western Texas Presbytery, were 
introduced to tlie Presbytery and were invited to sit as visit- 
ing brethren. 

Religious Education. The report on Religious Education 
was read, and, pending its consideration, Rev. E. B. Paisley, 
D. D. ; made an address on this subject. The report was 
adopted and it is as follows, and the Statistical Report on 
Sunday Schools was ordered forwarded to the General As- 
sembly : 

The Presbytery's Committee on Religious Education begs- leave 
to submit the following report: 

1. We first present the financial aspect of this cause, because 
it is a matter intrinsically important, and because at this time the 
situation is one of extreme seriousness. The General Assembly's 
Committee on Religious Education makes the following statement: 

"The total receipts for the work of Sunday-School Extension 
were $85,532.19 instead of the quota of §105,000.00. The commit- 
tee spent $96,515.99 in extension and educational work, or about 
$5,000.00 more than in the previous year. Forty-five field workers 
were used in fifteen Synods and twenty-four Presbyteries. In the 
promotion of Daily Vacation Bible Schools forty-two special work- 
ers were used. Donations of books. Bibles, hymnals, libraries, 
tracts and periodicals were made to the amount of $40,000.00. 
Due to reduced income from budget sources for the next year, and 
increased expenses imposed upon us by the Assembly, it will be 
necessary to reduce our grants for field workers and donations." 

It is of vital consequence that the Sunday schools observe Rally 
Day, October 5, 19.3 0. or as soon thereafter as possible, and take 
the Rally Day collection. Fully fifty per cent of the contributions 
to the cause of Religious Education come from the Sunday schools 
on Rally Day, and even then only about one-half of our 3,600 
schools observe the day. Further, it is of the greatest consequence 
that the churches put our work in their budgets for the two per 
cent of the total they raise for benevolence. This is the quota as- 
signed to this cause by the General Assembly. 

2. It gives us great pleasure to pass on to the Presbytery the 
Program of Work suggested by the General Assembly's Committee 
on Religious Education, and endorsed by the Synod's Committee. 
It is urged that we make this a Leadership Training year, and as 



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an aid to this end we are giving special prominence to this topic 
at this meeting by an address to be made on the subject of Re- 
ligious Education as a part of that which is to be considered by 
the Presbytery in our report. In order that Leadership Training 
may be given its proper place in all the churches it will be well to 
have a committee on Religious Education in each Sunday school, 
who shall give special attention to the securing of trained workers 
on the teaching staff of the school. The Presbytery also should 
have a Training Class within the reach of every church. The mem- 
bers of the Sunday school should attend so far as possible the 
summer conferences in which this subject is taught. And even 
where none of the things suggested seem feasible, it is always pos- 
sible for individuals to take the correspondence course and send 
their papers to be graded by the committee at Richmond, and it 
is frequently possible for some competent person to conduct a 
Training Class which shall be one of the features of your school 
organization. 

3. The third item in our report relates to Young People's Work. 
So far as the organization of Young People's Societies is concerned, 
we have no recommendations to make until after the meeting of 
the General Assembly in May, when Dr. Fairly's plan will be pre- 
sented to the Assembly, and if approved by them, the plan will be 
brought before the Presbytery at its fall meeting. 

There are several matters of importance, however, to which 
the Presbytery's attention should be called, such as the use of the 
material provided for young people's meetings through the Young 
People's Year Book, the Program Builder, and the special page in 
Onward devoted to this purpose. In these there will be found the 
topics for meetings, programs of worship, and instructions for serv- 
ice and recreation, along with special material for use in handling 
the weekly topics — everything, in fact, the young people need in 
working up their weekly meetings. Also under the head of Young 
People's Work attention should be directed to the Massanetta Con- 
ference, and every effort made to secure delegates from among 
your young people who shall get the benefit of that very interesting 
and instructive occasion. 

4. In regard to the Daily Vacation Bible School work, we re- 
gret to say that the Presbytery's work is limited by lack of funds, 
so that it cannot be carried on through a ten weeks' summer school 
program, as has been done for the past two years. We have only 
a small appropriation made to us by the General Assembly's Com- 
mittee, which will be used to follow up the work done last year in 
several particularly promising fields. It is our hope, however, that 
the churches will put on their own vacation Bible schools, and the 



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Presbytery's Committee will cooperate with them so far as pos- 
sible. 

5. We would call attention to the necessity for very careful 
grading of each individual school, and the use of our literature for 
this purpose. In order that the knowledge of this and other mat- 
ters of importance may be disseminated throughout the Presbytery, 
your committee has arranged for five district conferences to be held 
in various parts of the Presbytery the last week in June, as fol- 
lows : 

June 23d — Sandston. 

June 24th — Grove Avenue. 

June 25th — Colonial Heights. 

June 2 6th — Amelia. 

June 27th — Third Church, Richmond. 

These conferences will be under the direction of the Synodical 
Superintendent of Religious Education, Rev. T. K. Currie, witb 
other trained leaders. The Program of Work sent down to the 
Presbyteries by the General Assembly's Secretary of Religious Edu- 
cation, including leadership training and other vital matters, as 
well as the subject of grading the schools and the use of our own 
literature, will be fully discussed. It is hoped that representatives 
from all the churches in the districts to which these Ave points are 
accessible will be present, so that these matters may be carried 
back to the Sunday schools which they represent. We are glad 
to have secured the cooperation of the district chairmen of the 
Woman's Auxiliary, who will aid in securing a full representation 
from all the churches. 

6. We again call separate and distinct attention to Rally Day, 
which, as stated above, is to be held this year on October 5th, not 
only on account of the collection to be taken on that day, but for 
the promotion of all the interests of the school itself, Rally Day 
should be made one of the great days of the Sunday-school year. 
Every effort should be made to increase the enrollment, promotion 
of pupils from grade to . grade, and general improvement in the 
grading of the school itself, along with such exercises as shall 
make it both an interesting and helpful occasion. There is one 
subject to which special attention should be paid, and that is the 
reaching out after the unenlisted membership of the church, to 
secure active connection with the Sunday schools of the entire 
church membership. It is well known that in most churches Sun- 
day-school work, carrying with it usually the study of the Bible, 
is loosely organized, so far as the whole church is concerned. In- 
deed, it may be likened unto a comet with a glowing head — the 



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Sunday-school center — and a nebulous tail, which includes too large 
a proportion of the church enrollment. Efforts should be made on 
Rally Day to reduce this nebulosity by making the Sunday school 
more of what it ought to be in fact, and is in theory, the Bible 
school of the church. This should be done by stressing the adult 
department of the school through its main branches, the Adult 
Bible Class- and the Home Department Work. 

7. "We lastly call attention to the great subject of Sunday- 
School Extension, which is carried on in cooperation with the 
Home Mission work of the Presbytery. When it comes to consider- 
ing the opportunities' for church and Sunday-school enlargement 
afforded by the region contiguous to Richmond, Petersburg and 
Hopewell, this has become too much a "twice-told tale, vexing the 
dull ear of a drowsy man". We are glad, however, that this most 
needed and most important phase of Sunday-school work is being 
to some extent entered into by the churches themselves through 
afternoon mission schools. Several of our churches have quite a 
force of workers engaged in work at various mission points, with 
promising results. Your committee feels that we have only touched 
the fringe of possibilities in this direction. 

8. The Presbytery has heard with great Interest and apprecia- 
tion the address of Rev. E. B. Paisley, D. D., upon Religious Edu- 
cation, and tbe thanks of the Presbytery are expressed to him 
for it. 

9. The figures for the Young People's Societies are as follows: 

No. Enrollment. 

Christian Endeavor Societies — Senior 23 620 

Intermediate 7 155 

Junior 8 141 

Miscellaneous Societies 11 384 

Total 49 1,300 

10. The Statistical Report for the Sunday schools is as follows: 
(See Appendix.) 

R. A. LAPSLEY, Chairman. 

Personal Evangelism: A paper concerning: personal visi- 
tation evangelism was presented and it was referred to the 
Committee on Home Missions. 

Danville Institute: Colonel Kemper, Superintendent of 
Danville Military Institute, made an address on the work and 



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needs of that institution, and it was referred to the Commit- 
tee on Christian Education. 

U. P. Church: The following- report of the Committee on 
Union with the United Presbyterian Church was adopted : 

We recommend that the Presbytery of East Hanover hereby 
gives its advice and consent to the overture sent down by the 
General Assembly authorizing the union of the Presbyterian Church 
in the United States with the United Presbyterian Church. 

R. V. LANCASTER, Chairman; 
E. T. THOMPSON, 
W. L. CARSON, 

Committee. 

Prison Work: The following report on Prison Work was 
adopted: 

The Interdenominational Board for Religious Work in State 
Institutions has a member of this Presbytery, Rev. R. V. Lancas- 
ter, as its administrative head. The churches that unite in the 
support and direction of this work in addition to our own are the 
Methodist, Baptist. Episcopal, Disciple and Lutheran Churches. 
Your representative is both a laborer and an overseer in the work. 
As a laborer he preaches twice on Sunday and during the week 
does personal service, a large part of which is having a personal 
interview with every new man who comes in. These men in some 
months number as many as one hundred. As- an overseer he ar- 
ranges for and partially directs the service at the Boys' School, 
where we have a special worker, at the two State farms and at the 
twenty-four road camps scattered over the State. 

R. V. LANCASTER. 

Presbvterv took recess until 2 P. M. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Presbytery reconvened at 2 P. M. 

Central Treasurer: The report of the Central Treasurer 
was read and adopted, and is as follows : 

ANNUAL STATEMENT OF BENEVOLENCES OF EAST HANOVER 

PRESBYTERY. 

L. W. Curtis, Treasurer. 

Receipts. 

April 2, 1930: 

Received from churches (see detailed statement) ... $82,844.92 

Received from individuals- 10.00 

Interest on monthly balances 121.75 



Total $82,976.67 

Disbursements . 

Approved benevolences (see detailed statement) $82,733.27 

Miscellaneous benevolences (see detailed statement) . . . 135.35 

Office expenses 108.05 



Total $82,976.67 

Disbursements. 

Approved Benevolences: 

Foreign Missions $28,519.91 

Assembly Home Missions 11,795.82 

Christian Education and Ministerial Re- 
lief 5,526.90 

Religious Education 2,084.24 

Assembly Training School 1,438.35 

American Bible Society 477.34 

Synod's Home Missions 5,406.42 

Presbyterian Orphans' Home 4,881.94 

Hampden-Sydney College 3,408.38 

Mary Baldwin College 2,787.67 

Union Theological Seminary 2,634.18 

Danville Military Academy 500.12 



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Massanetta Conference 441.10 

Sunny Side Home 533.12 

Presbytery's Home Missions 12,297.78 

Total $82,733.27 

Miscellaneous Benevolences: 

Grundy School $ 100.00 

China Famine 5.00 

Near East Relief 3.00 

Assembly Inn 10.35 

Protestant Relief in Europe 17.00 

Total 135.35 

Office expenses, postage, phone, printing, etc 108.05 

Total $82,976.67 

Receipts by Months. 

April $ 1,757.64 

May 3,797.89 

June 1,577.64 

July 4,315.11 

August 2,644.54 

September 1,426.07 

October . 8,166.31 

November 6,671.14 

December 2,504.11 

January 12,650.61 

February 5,409.53 

March ' 32,056.08 

Total $82,976.67 

Your Central Treasurer expresses his appreciation for the in- 
creased cooperation on the part of the church treasurers. All 
churches except three are remitting through this office. This year 
shows an increase in the number of churches making their remit- 
tances monthly. Twenty-five churches paid in full or overpaid 
their quota. 

Recommendations. 

First. That the goal for 19 30-31 be that every church remit its 
benevolences monthly. 



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Second. That the pastors convey this action of Presbytery to 
their Board of Deacons. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. W. CURTIS, Treasurer. 

Received from Churches. 



Aberdour S 173.00 

Ashland* 724.39 

Amelia 1.100.00 

Bardwell 

Bethany 500.00 

Bon Air 7 0.00 

Bott Memorial 105.75 

Blackstone 1.279.00 

Brett-Reed Memorial. 3 IS. 15 

Brunswick 4 0.00 

Burkeville 3 5 0.00 

Byrd 

Campbell Memorial.. 213.00 

Centralia* 59.35 

Chester 36S.S0 

Colonial Heights 60.23 

Drewrys Bluff* 9 2.97 

Emporia 5 0.00 

Fairmount IS 2. 9 5 

Fairfield 2 0.00 

First Czecho-Slovak. . 550.00 

Forest Hill* 260.75 

Fredericksburg 3,298.67 

Fulton 337.00 

Genito 143.82 

Grace-Covenant 17.236.05 

Granite 313.70 

Grove Avenue 2 0.00 

Hav kins Memorial... 15.00 

Hebron 100.00 

Hoge Memorial* 968.38 



Hopewell 195.50 

King's Chapel* 9.45 

Lakeside* 292.21 

Laurel 351.00 

Lawrenceville 150.00 

Milden 161.04 

Milford 88.15 

Montrose 1S4.00 

Namozine* 155.64 

Olivet 125.00 

Overbrook* 3,307.63 

Petersburg Second*.. 2,166.00 

Petersburg Third. ... 411.90 

Porter Street 473.20 

Providence 300.00 

Pryor Memorial 390.75 

Quinton 50.00 

Read Memorial* 263.50 

Richmond First 9,871.08 

Richmond Second. . . . 17,055.66 

Richmond Third*.... 3,357.S4 

Roseneath 102.00 

St. James 30.00 

Saml. Davies C2S-'29) 25.00 

Sandston 387.54 

Tabb Street S, 011. 00 

Union 60.00 

Wesley 36.00 

West End 10S.05 

Windsor Shades*.... 58.00 

Westminster 3.916.S2 

Total §82,844.92 



*Last check received after books were closed. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 25 

Auditing Committee: The Auditing Committee made the 
following report, which was adopted : 

We have carefully examined the books and accounts of your 
Central Treasurer and find them well kept. Receipts amounting to 
$82,976.67 were properly banked and disbursements to a like 
amount are supported by proper receipts and cancelled checks. 

We recommend: 

First. That the deacons of the churches check the amounts re- 
ported as having been received by the Central Treasurer from the 
individual churches and recorded in Presbytery's Minutes and re- 
port any discrepancies to the Auditing Committee. 

Second. That the Central Treasurer supply himself with return 
postcard acknowledgment blanks from the churches to complete his 
records for auditing. 

Third. That church treasurers be instructed to return said 
blanks. 

Report on the accounts of the Treasurer of Home Missions Com- 
mittee will be made at a later meeting of Presbytery. 

MARSHALL B. WYATT, Chairman; 
W. F. STEVENSON, 
C. F. COLE. 

C. E. and M. R.: The Committee on Christian Education 
and Ministerial Relief made the following report, which was 
adopted: 

Your Committee on Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 
submit the following report: 

A. A Church-Wide Survey. 

I. Education for the Ministry and Mission Service. 

1. Presbyteries reported in March 62 6 candidates under their 
care — 579 reported last May to General Assembly. 

2. Aided this year — candidates for the ministry, 255; for medi- 
cal mission field. 6; for various forms of Church service, 3 5 young 
women; total, 296. Presbyteries requested aid for 40 less than 
last year. 

3. Forwarded to candidates, $37,830 — $4,734 less- than last 
year. 



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II. Ministerial Relief. 

1. Aided this year the homes of 191 ministers, 258 widows, 53 
orphans in 39 deceased ministers' homes and 6 commissioned lay 
workers — 494 ministers' homes. An increase of 28 homes. During 
the year 17 ministers, 12 widows and 1 orphan were removed from 
rolls by death. 

2. Remitted to the homes, $198,168 — an average of $401.15 a 
year for each family. An increase of $4,572 over last year. 

III. The Endowment Fund. 

There was added to the Endowment Fund of Ministerial Relief 
during the year $3,888.93. This fund is now $1,587,005.69 and 
will be increased by the Birthday Offering of the Woman's Aux- 
iliary this year. Throughout the coming years the interest from 
this fund will supplement the work of the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

IV. The Student Loan Fund. 

Loans made this year to 275 students (136 women and 139 
men) — 4 less than last year. Amount of loans, $39,175. Appli- 
cations from 65 worthy students had to be declined on account of 
lack of funds. 

V. Schools and Colleges. 

The heads of all our educational institutions are studying the 
serious situation now faced by all the educational forces of the 
country and the Synods next fall will have presented to them pro- 
grams that have been worked out in a very careful way. Faith 
and prayer and liberality are needed to solve these problems. 

VI. Student Work. 

1. Complying with the directions- of the General Assembly, 
much stress has been laid on the student work. Members of the 
field staff — Miss Cornelia D. Engle, Miss Irene Hope Hudson and 
Miss Julia Lake Skinner — have rendered large service in this field. 

2. The committee has challenged 15 Synods to enlarged work 
among the Presbyterian students at 4 5 of the State and independent 
institutions of higher education. The sum of $15,374.36 has been 
used in this work. This should be increased to not less than 
$50,000.00 at once. 

VII. Financial. 

•Received from living donors for current use, $198,206.67 (a 
decrease of $36,911.69 as compared with last year); from interest, 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 27 

rent, refunds, etc., $104,354.77 — a decrease of $13,438.78. Totai 
income, $302,561.44. Total decrease, $50,350.47. 

A debt of $26,235.00 was carried over from last year. On ac- 
count of the falling off of receipts, the committee in Louisville 
now has a debt of $44,180.17 at bank. The reduction of expendi- 
tures will begin immediately so that they may come within re- 
sources. 

VIII. Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

The special committee appointed by Presbytery will report on 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

B. The Work in Our Presbytery. 

I. Candidates for the Ministry and Christian Service. 

In East Hanover Presbytery there are 15 candidates for the 
ministry and 4 are preparing for medical service. Three received 
aid to the extent of $500.00 from the Executive Committee of 
Christian Education and Ministerial Relief. 

A list of the candidates for the ministry follows: 

Bain, B. E., Union Theological Seminary. 

Cook, T. C, Union Theological Seminary. 

Fitzpatrick, J. B., Boston, Mass. 

Glendinning, Allen, Union Theological Seminary. 

Gray, J. S., Union Theological Seminary. 

Harrison, T. A., Boston School of Theology. 

Hill, Thomas E., Union Theological Seminary. 

Hill, William E., Union Theological Seminary. 

Mcllwaine, Robert S., Heath Springs, S. C. 

Martin, William P., Petersburg, Va. 

Millard, J. A., Jr., Hampden-Sydney College. 

Sommers, M. O., Union Theological Seminary. 

Stuart, John L., Jr., Union Theological Seminary. 

Wilson, F. N, Union Theological Seminary. 

Yossip, Saul P., Charlotte, N. C. 

For medical missions: 

Hudgin&, A. P., Richmond, Va. 

Lapsley, A. F., Medical College of Virginia. 

McClure, John G., Tulane Medical College. 

Reed, Dr. John H., Jr., Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Va. 

II. Ministerial Relief. 

During the past year 21 received a total of $5,541.00 from the 
funds of Ministerial Relief. The names of the beneficiaries fol- 



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low: Miss Ellen Armstrong for four orphan children, Mrs. Anna 
M. Comerford, Mrs. Bettie I. Denny, Mrs. Mattie W. Eggleston, 
Mrs. J. P. Gammon, Mrs. Mary T. Greenlee, Mrs. Juliet A. Hender- 
son, Mrs. William E. Hutchison, Rev. E. B. McCluer, D. D., Mrs. 
Mattie F. Miller, Mrs. Susan W. Phillips, Miss Nettie B. Rennie, 
Mrs. Bessie S. Rice, Mrs. Violette C. Roane, Rev. J. C. Shive, Mrs. 
Helen W. Stebbins, Mrs. Harriet B. Williams-, Mrs. Sarah A. Wil- 
son. 

III. Receipts from Presbytery. 

East Hanover Presbytery contributed the following amounts to 
the Executive Committee of C. E. and M. R.: 

From churches $5,395.09 

From Sabbath schools 351.61 

From Woman's Auxiliaries 673.25 



Total $6,419.95 

C. Recommendations. 

We recommend: 

1. That all of our beneficiaries be aided during the current 
year in such amounts as may be possible after consultation with 
the Secretary in Louisville and the beneficiaries themselves. 

2. That Presbytery express its appreciation of the able ad- 
dress of Colonel W. M. Kemper, and that it reaffirm its interest 
in the service of Danville Military Institute to the Synod of Vir- 
ginia. 

Annuity Fund: The Committee on the Ministers' Annuity 
Fund made the following report, and it was adopted : 

Your Committee on the Ministers' Annuity Fund submits the 
following report: 

I. A Church-Wide View of the M. A. F. 

It is encouraging to note that the Ministers' Annuity Fund 
has been endorsed by all the Synods and by 8 8 of the 9 2 Pres- 
byteries. It is believed that the four remaining Presbyteries will 
approve the fund at their spring meetings. 



MINUTES OP EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 29 

I 
The Louisville office announces the gift of $50,000.00 to the 

fund. Other large contributions are being considered by the 

friends of the M. A. P. 

"Great progress is being made," writes' Dr. Sweets, "as we 

are able to correct misconceptions about the purpose, method and 

spirit of the fund." 

II. A Survey of the M. A. F. in East Hanover Presbytery. 

Your committee held five meetings since its appointment last 
January. The purpose of these meetings was to organize the 
forces of the Presbytery so that an agreement to enter the plan 
might be secured from every minister and every church. Plans 
were made also to raise the portion of the fund of $3,000,000.00 
allotted to our Presbytery. You are familiar with the ways in 
which your committee has tried to accomplish this purpose. 

We were privileged to have two visits each from Dr. Henry 
H. Sweets and Mr. B. G. Alexander, the Campaign Director. Mr. 
H. O. Williams, Rev. Herman Jones and Rev. F. W. A. Bosch 
assisted us. Mr. Bosch gave all of his time to East Hanover Pres- 
bytery. 

Here are the results: 

Twenty-three ministers have signed the 2y z per cent agreement.. 
It should be remembered some of our ministers are Home Mission 
pastors and are awaiting the action of the Home Mission Commit- 
tee concerning the M. A. F. Several ministers are not eligible 
because they have passed the age limit. 

Six churches out of 65 have signed the IVz per cent agreement. 
It should be remembered that 45 of our churches are Home Mis- 
sion churches and are awaiting the action of the Presbytery with 
reference to the participation of the Home Mission Committee in 
the Ministers' Annuity Fund. 

Nine churches will take action later. 

Three churches have deferred action. 

Three churches have rejected the plan in its present form. 

After a lengthy discussion during our last meeting, April 1st, 
the following resolution was offered and unanimously adopted: 

"Resolved, That since there is need of time for further educa- 
tion and time for considering objections that have been raised, 
this meeting express itself as being in favor of postponing the 
campaign for the $3,000,000.00 fund." 

With the raising of the accrued liability in this Presbytery 
postponed, the committee urges all ministers and churches to enter 
the plan without further delay. 



30 MINUTES OP EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

While we have met difficulties almost insuperable, due to criti- 
cisms of the plan in its present form, due to economic ■conditions, 
to the financial requirements of the fund and to other causes, 
yet we are relying upon the loyal cooperation of every minister 
and church member and upon the blessing of God to bring ulti- 
mate success to the Ministers'' Annuity Fund. 

O. E. BUCHHOLZ, Chairman. 

George P. Haw: Announcement was made of the death of 
Mr. George P. Haw, a ruling elder in the Samuel Davies 
Church, and the Stated Clerk was directed to write a letter 
of sympathy to his family. 

Hampden-Sydney College: Rev. J. E. Hemphill made a 
verbal report on the work and needs of Hampden-Sydney Col- 
lege, and it was referred to the Committee on Christian Edu- 
cation. 

Treasurer: The Treasurer of Presbytery made a report, 
which was referred to the Finance Committee : 

Woman's Work: The report on the Committee on Woman 'a 
Work was adopted, and is as follows : 

The Woman's Auxiliary of East Hanover Presbytery has 
done splendid work along many lines of endeavor dur- 
ing the last year. The membership has increased. Attend- 
ance has improved and contributions to the causes of the 
Church have been liberal. Through Bible Study groups, Prayer 
Band, and Mission Study classes the Auxiliary has deepened the 
spirituality of the Church and broadened its vision of the needs 
of the world. Your chairman has been in close touch with the 
leaders of the Auxiliary, and has conferred with them from time 
to time with reference to many phases of the work. He attended 
the annual meeting of the Presbyterial, and installed the officers 
who have served during the year. The statistical report is here- 
with presented. 

W. L. CARSON, Chairman. 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF 
EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY. 

Presbyterial Recording Secretary 
Mrs. John B. Brooke, 3515 Enslow Avenue, Richmond, Va. 

Auxiliaries in Presbyterial 57 Members 4,650 

Auxiliaries enrolled but not reporting 2 

Organizations not belonging to Presbyterial 1 

Auxiliaries averaging 50% in attendance 26 

Auxiliaries including all women on church roll 41 

Auxiliaries divided into Circles 42 

Auxiliaries whose general Circles .shift annually 30 

Auxiliaries increasing benevolent budget 5% this year 20 

Auxiliaries contributing to all church benevolence causes 50 

Business Woman's Circles 22 Members 766 

HomeCircles. 18 Members 309 

Prayer Bands.. 151 Members 1,484 

Auxiliary Bible Classes ___ 135 Members 1,535 

Family Altars . 620 Tithers 797 

Auxiliaries presenting Stewardship during year 39 

Mission Study Classes: 

Foreign 61 Members 1,246 Meetings 123 

Home. 50 Members 1,119 Meetings. 135 

Auxiliaries undertaking White Cross Work 35 

Auxiliaries observing season of Prayer and Self-Denial for Missions: 

Foreign 40 Home 38 

Volunteers for Life Service 17 

Senior Girls' Circles 18 Members 311 

Junior Girls' Circles 14 Members 204 

Copies Prayer Calendar taken 947 

Church Schools of Missions: 

Home Missions 7 Foreign Missions 8 

Survey subscribers. 808 

Survey canvasses made 44 

Church paper subscribers 846 

Church paper canvasses made 39 

Auxiliaries using Year Book of Programs 44 

Auxiliaries doing Christian Social Service 42 

Group Conferences held 5 

CONTRIBUTIONS 
To Denominational Benevolences: 

1. Foreign Missions (to Nashville, Tenn.) $10,096 

(a) Birthday Gift—Mexican Girls' Schools 1,318 

2. Assembly's Home Missions 3, 135 

3. Christian Education and Ministerial Relief 1,435 

4. Religious Education and Publication 422 

5. Assembly Training School for Lay Workers 269 

6. Bible Cause ... 122 

7. Synod's Home Missions 1,811 

8. Orphans' Homes 1,048 

9. Educational Institutions.. 1 ,954 

10. Presbytery's Home Missions 3,094 

11. Auxiliary Special Benevolences 3,102 



Total, Denominational Benevolences S27,806 

To Local Church Work: 

12. Current expenses of local Auxiliary: 

(al Local Auxiliary Contingent Fund t 5,003 

(b) Presbyterial and Synodical Contingent Fund.. 989 

13. Building expense. 8,343 

Total, Local Church Work §14,335 

14. Miscellaneous contributions 4,680 



Total, Denominational Benevolences 827,806 

Total, Local Church Work 14,335 

Miscellaneous contributions 4,680 



Grand total, all contributions. §46,821 

Amount per capita S10+ 

Total increase or decrease compared with last year — S981 

STANDARD FOR WOMAN'S AUXILIARY 

Blue Circle Auxiliaries 13 

Silver Circle Auxiliaries 14 

Gold Circle Auxiliaries - 1 



32 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

Home Missions: The Committee on the Assembly's Home 
Missions made the following report, and it was adopted : 

Your Committee on the Assembly's Home Mission Work would 
report: 

First. That the committee in Atlanta records its testimony to 
the faithful service rendered by both men and women serving in 
our Home Mission fields. 

Through fair weather and foul, through summer's heat and 
winter's cold, they carry on. 

With large-heartedness and limited means the committee seeks 
to homologate the entire Home Mission work among the Presby- 
teries, in order that the strong may help face the work of the weak, 
which is Scriptural to the core. 

The committee has participated during the year just closed in 
the support, in whole or in part, of 650 workers, serving 702 or- 
ganized mission enterprises, and carried the gospel to 298 out- 
posts and preaching points. These workers report the organiza- 
tion during the year of 41 Sunday schools and 16 churches; the 
erection of 12 houses of worship; 23 churches brought to self-sup- 
port and 117 inviting opportunities for new church organizations. 

Assembly's Home Missions represents the advance line of the 
Church in the home land. 

Also the General Assembly directed the committee to partici- 
pate in the M. A. F. for its workers and the committee has agreed 
to do that. That will add approximately $30,000.00 a year to the 
committee's appropriations. 

Finances. 

And that brings us to the ever recurring question: 

"Where is the money coming from to meet the demands of an 
ever-expanding work, and at the same time take care of 7 ^ per 
cent nf the salaries of the workers on its rolls?" 

The receipts for this great fundamental cause of our Church 
for the last year were $460,427.00. This is $26,016.00 less than was 
received from the same sources the year before. The total re- 
ceipts, including regular and designated funds, $522,370.00. This 
is $65,638.00 less than the total receipts for 1929. The commit- 
tee's indebtedness was increased from $49,000.00 in '29 to $91,- 
000.00 in '30. 

In view of these encouraging and discouraging facts, what shall 
we recommend to the Presbytery? 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY S3 

Your committee would offer just two: 

First — That the officers of the church be urged to lay these 
facts on their own hearts and upon the hearts of their people. 

Second — That they seek to carry out the recommendations that 
will be sure to come down from the General Assembly. 
Respectfully submitted, 

D. P. ROGERS, Chairman; 

J. C. FAW, 

M. C. BOWLING. 

A. W. Hoeny: The Judicial Committee, appointed to deal 
with the case of Rev. A. W. Hoeny, made the following report, 
which was adopted : 

The Judicial Committee appointed regarding the case of Mr. 
Hoeny reports that the charge against Mr. Hoeny brought by the 
Presbytery at its called meeting in March has been found in order, 
that Mr. Hoeny is not present at this meeting of Presbytery, but 
has replied by letter. 

It recommends: 

(1) That this letter be accepted as Mr. Hoeny's plea. (Rules 
of Discipline 195.) 

(2) That the Moderator appoint at this time a member of the 
Presbytery to act as counsel for Mr. Hoeny. 

(3) That the Presbytery now proceed to the trial of Mr. Hoeny. 

(4) That the trial be conducted in accordance with Rules of 
Discipline, Paragraphs 204, 207. 

(5) That the prosecutor be heard for not more than 20 min- 
utes, the accused for not more than 30 minutes, the prosecutor in 
rebuttal for not more than 10 minutes. 

(Signed) E. T. THOMPSON, Chairman; 

D. P. ROGERS, 
J. B. GORDON. 

The Presbytery constituted itself a court for the trial of 
this case and proceeded in accordance with the requirements 
of the Book of Church Order. 

Rev. S. O. Coxe was appointed by the Moderator to act 
as counsel for Mr. Hoeny. He announced that Mr. Coxe had 



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already been approached on the subject, and was ready and 
willing to serve. 

The Moderator then charged the court in accordance with 
the Rules of Discipline, Paragraph 204. 

The prosecutor, Rev. W. E. Hill, read the indictment and 
Mr. Hoeny's response. The indictment and Mr. Hoeny's reply 
are as follows : 

In the name of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, 
and by order of the Presbytery of East Hanover, convened in 
called session, all constitutional requirements having been complied 
with, in the Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va., March 
24, 1930, an indictment is hereby preferred against Rev. A. W. 
Hoeny, a regular ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in 
the United States and a member of the Presbytery of East Han- 
over, on the following charges: 

1. Conduct unbecoming a minister of the gospel, as evidenced 
by a decree of divorce from Mr. Hoeny, having been granted by 
the courts to his wife. 

2. Contumacy: Rev. A. W. Hoeny has, without the consent of 
the Presbytery of East Hanover, asked or granted, labored with- 
out its bounds since the year 1925. He has absented himself 
from the meetings of Presbytery without reasonable explanation 
or excuse rendered to the Presbytery. He has failed to respond 
to its lawful citations to appear, issued on several different occa- 
sions, as witnessed by the recorded minutes of the Presbytery. 

3. Failure to discharge official functions of the ministry of 
the gospel. Rev. A. W. Hoeny has furnished to the Presbytery 
no satisfactory information of his being engaged in the discharge 
of the functions of the gospel ministry since the year 1925. 

These several charges being regarded by the Presbytery of 
East Hanover as offenses against the peace, unity and purity of 
the Church, and the honor and majesty of the Lord Jesus Christ 
as King and Head thereof, Rev. A. W. Hoeny is hereby cited to 
appear and make answer to them at the stated meeting of the 
Presbytery of East Hanover to be held in the Presbyterian Church 
at Crewe, Va., April 21 to April 23, 1930. 

By order of the Presbytery of East Hanover. 

W. E. HILL, Appointed Prosecutor. 



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Mr. Hoeny's Reply. 

315 Church Avenue, Southwest, 
Roanoke, Va., 
April 4, 1930. 
Rev. W. S. Campbell, 
3910 Seminary Avenue, 
Richmond, Va. 
Sir: 

On April 21 to 23 I am out of the State of Virginia and this, 
of course, will prevent my coming to Crewe had I desired to do so. 
Allow me to suggest that the Presbytery break, dissolve or use 
what term may be suitable the relationship that exists between 
myself and this body. Along with this bit of advice I have several 
remarks to make. 

First of all, I wish to say that the indictment is orthodox to 
say the least, inasmuch as we have the usual firstly, secondly and 
thirdly. However, homiletically, it is incorrect. It is always bad 
practice to invite an anti-climax, and I believe in these indictments 
that "the first should come last". 

However, since you have ordained that No. 1 should deal 
with conduct unbecoming to a minister of the gospel as "evidenced 
by a decree of divorce having been granted Mr. Hoeny from his 
wife", I will say that I had nothing to give the court concerning 
Mrs. Hoeny during the proceeding for divorce and I am still of 
the same state of mind. 

The second, contumacy. I have labored outside of the bounds 
of East Hanover Presbytery. I found no means of livelihood in 
East Hanover Presbytery, nor did I feel any degree of friendliness 
from any member of this Presbytery, and since I am still physical 
enough to need "my rations", I had no alternative. 

Third, the failure to discharge official functions of the minis- 
ter of the gospel. This is indeed a revelation, but no more so 
than the fact that the Presbytery had no information regarding 
my labors. This is not so strange when we realize that certain 
persons are still skeptical about radio transmission, and that others 
do not realize that Lincoln is dead. 

Now, permit me for just a moment to get out of the "my 
humble judgment" class and tell you a few truths. I have been 
engaged actively in Bible reading and in dramatic Biblical expo- 
sition, and I feel safe in saying that I have done more to bring 
the Bible to the people of the United States in the past few years 
than the entire body of ministers of the East Hanover Presbytery. 
Of course you did not know regarding my labor. But is this in 



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harmony with the treatment that I received at your hands regard- 
ing Massanetta Springs, when you labored outside the bounds of 
East Hanover Presbytery? If you had been wholly ignorant of 
my activity, what prompted our letter to Dr. Hudson? This, of 
course, is not a matter for the Presbytery. It is a personal matter 
and by no means a closed one, and this matter concerns you and 
me. You see, it is difficult for a sinner saved by the blood and 
blood alone to please a body of gentlemen that can in their own 
purity and strength of character storm the prison bars of sin and 
take the gate of heaven. 

I only hope that you will do your best, and in saying this I 
thank God that the early fathers saw fit to separate the Church 
and State. I only beg that you will allow me to retain my copy of 
the Bible and my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Truly yours, 

A. WINFIELD HOENY. 



To sustain the charges the prosecutor offered the records 
of court regarding Mr. Hoeny's divorce and the records of 
the Presbytery concerning Mr. Hoeny's relation to the Pres- 
bytery. 

Mr. Coxe spoke in Mr. Hoeny's defense. 

The roll of the Presbytery was then called, and the mem- 
bers allowed to express their opinion in the case. 

Dr. Hill moved that the first and second charges, those of 
conduct unbecoming a minister and contumacy be sustained, 
that Mr. Hoeny be deposed from the ministry, and assigned 
to membership in the Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, sub- 
ject to the approval of the session of that church. 

After the Presbytery had engaged in three minutes of silent 
prayer, this motion was adopted. 

The censure of deposition was then announced by the 
Moderator in accordance with the Rules of Discipline, Para- 
graphs 246, 247. The Presbytery was led in prayer by Rev. 
J. C. Shive. 

Rev. E. T. Thompson was appointed, on the motion of 
Rev. J. A. MacLean, to write Mr. Hoeny on behalf of the 
Presbytery expressing its interest in him and his work, its 
hope that the censure, which it had just adopted, might draw 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 37 

him closer to the Lord, and render him more useful in His 
service. 

Men's Work: The report of the Committee on Men's 
Work was adopted, and is as follows : 

The report from the Committee on The Men of the Church for 
the past year shows that real progress is being made in this im- 
portant department of our Church work. More churches have 
sought information and assistance about organization than in any 
year since the work was begun. More constructive results are 
being shown in the local churches, and the organization is proving 
that it can be adapted to any type of church and is being so adopted 
throughout the Assembly. 

Marked improvement has been made in the monthly programs 
and service suggestions and in much of the literature issued by 
this committee. 

In this Presbytery only three churches report organizations of 
their men along the Assembly's plan. They are Brunswick with 
17 members, Richmond Third with 50 members and Laurel with 
10 members'. 

The reports indicate that none of these organizations are really 
carrying out the plan and purpose of "The Men of the Church" 
fully. A number of our churches indicate that some definite work 
is being done through the men's Bible classes — but they reveal 
also the fact that the great man-power of our Presbytery in its 
present unorganized form cannot be utilized efficiently in the work 
of the Church. 

To help develop and more effectively use this great latent 
force there will be held at Massanetta August 8-12 a conference 
for men to which all the men of our Synod are invited. Every 
church in our Presbytery is requested to send one or more of their 
men to this conference. 

The chairmen of Synod's and Presbytery's committees offer 
their services to any pastors and churches desiring to organize 
their men on the Assembly's plan, or for any conferences, in which 
they may assist in promoting "The Men of the Church". 

J. EDWIN HEMPHILL. 

Presbytery took recess until 8 P. M. 



38 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

EVENING SESSION. 

Presbytery reconvened at 8 P. M. 

Foreign Missions: The report of the Committee on For- 
eign Missions was presented, and pending its adoption ad- 
dresses were made by Rev. G. C. Bellingrath, Rev. C. L. King, 
Rev. Edward Mack and Rev. W. E. Hill on the work and 
problems of Foreign Missions. 

The following committee was appointed to present the 
findings which grew out of this discussion : Rev. E. T. Thomp- 
son, Rev. G. C. Swedburg, Rev. M. C. Bowling, D. K. Kellogg, 
W. R. Miller. 

This committee made the following report, which was 
adopted : 

FINDINGS COMMITTEE. 

The committee appointed to set forth the findings of the Pres- 
bytery's Conference on Foreign Missions reports as follows: 

In the judgment of East Hanover Presbytery there is partial 
truth in the causes suggested by the Executive Committee's en- 
closed extract regarding the decline in missionary interest, the 
falling off of missonary contributions, but only partial truth — the 
real causes for the most part lie deeper. 

More specifically most members of the Presbytery feel that 
there has been an increasing secularization of life and thought, 
which is slowly sapping the sources of missionary giving, and that 
this does explain in part the decline in missionary gifts. Other 
members, however, doubt the accuracy of this statement. They 
feel that members of the Church are giving as sacrificially as. ever, 
and that the causes for the decline in missionary giving must be 
sought elsewhere. 

The Presbytery agrees that inaccurate and misunderstood state- 
ments have been widely circulated regarding the good features of 
non-Christian faiths and cultures, leading to doubts regarding the 
need of missionary activity, but is not aware that any such state- 
ments have been made by missionaries or leaders of our own 
Church. Such articles have appeared in many of our national 
magazines. For the most part they seem to have affected church 
members not vitally interested in Foreign Missions and looking 
for justification for their own attitude. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 39 

It was felt that events of a few years ago in China may have 
led people to despair of the Church's missionary activity, though 
there is certainly no basis for this belief, and that more recent 
developments indicate that China is the Church's field of greatest 
opportunity. 

The Presbytery did not feel that the decline in missionary giv- 
ing was due to the merging of a number of causes in the same 
appeal, or the emphasis put on quotas and budgets. The decline 
did not come with the adoption of the budget system, but long 
afterwards. There are certain difficulties which attend the pre- 
sentation of a budget, but these -difficulties' do not adhere in the 
system and may be avoided. 

Other reasons advanced by members of the Presbytery for the 
decline in missionary giving were the following: A decline in the 
income of the rank and file of the Church's membership, from 
whom the bulk of missionary offering has always come; the in- 
creasing demand made on church members by other religious and 
philanthropic causes; the growing unbelief in Ihe eternal death 
of heathen who die outside of Christ — this unbelief due in part to 
the preachers' one-sided emphasis on the love of God; the de- 
pressing effect of the missionary debt, uncertainty as to its real 
status, and as to whether debt will be avoided in the future; 
doubt as to whether the Executive Committee is adapting the mis- 
sionary program to the new conditions in the missionary field; the 
committee's appeal for money, rather than for needs; the feeling 
that too much of the money given to Foreign Missions is consumed 
in expenses of administration and for the advantage of other pro- 
motional agencies. 

Constructive proposals made by members of the Presbytery or 
growing out of the discussion included the following: Ministers 
should emphasize more the fact of human sin, the full character 
of God: His justice and holiness as well as His love, and the ab- 
solute need of Christ for salvation. They should visualize and 
humanize the budget, and bring its needs home to the hearts of 
the members of their congregations. They should stress more the 
great motive for all benevolent giving, love to Jesus Christ and 
devotion to His will. 

The Executive Committee of Foreign Missions should make 
clear the exact status of its debt. It should undertake to satisfy 
fully and clearly any uncertainty or misgiving that may exist on 
the part of any of the members of the Church. 

The chief conclusion impressed upon the Findings Committee is 
that we need at this time first a full dependence upon the saving 
power of Christ, and a new baptism of the Holy Spirit; second, 



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the development of a new missionary apologetic, to which both 
the ministers of the Church and the leaders of the Foreign Mis- 
sion enterprise should contribute: an apologetic that will impress 
anew the need of carrying the gospel to heathen lands today, that 
will meet the temper of the new age, the growing criticisms of 
the Foreign Mission enterprise outside of the Church, and that 
will answer the questionings and uncertainties that now exist within 
the Church as to the conduct of its Foreign Mission enterprise. 

E. T. THOMPSON, 
D. K. KELLOGG, 
W. M. MILLER, 
M. C. BOWLING, 
G. C. SWEDBURG. 

The report of the Committee on Foreign Missions was 
adopted and is as follows : 

The last year has been one of extraordinary blessing on our 
work abroad. 

Our Mid-China Mission reports, "Never before have we experi- 
enced such willing audiences or so many opportunities for preach- 
ing". 

The great Five-Year Evangelistic Movement in China for deep- 
ening the spiritual life of the Church and doubling its membership 
in the next five years has met a widespread and eager response and 
is already bearing rich fruit. 

Says the North Kiangsu Mission, "If you friends could have 
seen the joy and zeal with which the work in every branch was 
reported, you would have been rilled with new hope and desire as 
was each one present at this last meeting of the North Kiangsu 
Mission". 

Despite its depleted evangelistic force, the Mexico Mission says, 
"Reports from all over the field show very encouraging results of 
the work done". Brazil and Korea sound a similar note. 

Africa's report is almost a continuous pean of praise. So nu- 
merous are its students for the ministry and so eager the native 
workers for a better knowledge of the Word that around our 
Mutoto Bible School and Seminary "housing room has gone to 
such a premium", says the official report, "that it has been neces- 
sary to strain every energy, as well as the budget, to erect 100 
temporary huts to care for the new families entering". 

In Japan the great "Kingdom of God Movement" for winning 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 41 

1,000,000 new disciples is under way. All the Japanese churches 
and missions are cooperating. It is led by Kagawa, one of our 
own mission converts and the outstanding Christian leader of the 
Orient. Says our mission report, "It is bringing the Christian mes- 
sage to hundreds of thousands throughout all Japan. Many thous- 
ands have publicly declared their Christian faith, and great num- 
bers have already united with the churches." The report concludes 
with our missionaries' prayer for power from on high, "because", 
they say "on every side we see open doors of opportunity as never 
before". 

If ever a church was summoned of God to go forward in its 
work abroad, it is the Southern Presbyterian Church. 

In contrast with these joyful facts are six most painful facts. 
To each one of these six the Presbytery is urged to give deliberate 
and prayerful consideration. 

1. During recent years five-sixths of the Presbyteries have cut 
down their percentage allotments to the Assembly causes. Secre- 
tary R. E. Magill reports that official statements from the clerks 
of the 16 Synods, regarding the 1930 budgets which these bodies 
have adopted for Assembly causes, show a cut of about $800,000.00 
from the $3,000,000.00 asked for by the Assembly. 

2. During recent years the average cost of all that enters into 
Foreign Mission work has risen 25 per cent. 

3. Hence the reduction of our missionary force since 1926 from 
516 to 427, a loss of 89, and the number is still falling. 

4. Hence also the swiftly multiplying breakdowns on the field 
as our shrunken force tries to keep the work going, while waiting 
recruits are held back by lack of funds. 

5. The receipts for the regular work for the year ending March 
31, 1929, were the lowest in many years. 

6. The receipts for the year just closed were lower still, being 
only $1,079,904, increasing the debt from $174,659.00 to $245,- 
505.00. 

The above facts made it clear that the ecclesiastical arrange- 
ments in force are steadily strangling the Church's Foreign Mission 
work (the other Assembly causes being co-sufferers), and that 
worse is certainly ahead, unless immediate action be taken to 
remedy existing conditions. 

R ecomm endat ion . 

That the Presbytery give itself to prayer and conference in be- 
half of the Foreign Mission work, which is its own work, and that 



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it take such definite action as will in its judgment nieet and remedy 
the situation and open the way for the advance to which God is 
calling our Church. 

JOHN A. MacLEAN, JR., Chairman, 

For Committee. 

Presbytery adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock. 



THIRD DAY, APRIL 23D— MORNING SESSION. 

Presbytery met at 9 A. M. and was opened with devotional 
services conducted by Rev. M. C. Bowling. 

The minutes of yesterday's sessions were read and ap- 
proved. 

Ashland Church: A call from the Ashland Church for the 
pastoral services of Rev. R. M. Hall was presented. It was 
found in order and was placed in Mr. Hall's hands, and was 
accepted by him. The call promised an annual salary of 
$1,500 and the free use of the manse. 

The following commission was appointed to install him on 
May 11th at 8 P. M. : Rev. R. V. Lancaster, to preside and 
deliver the charge to the people ; Rev. W. E. Hill, to preach 
the sermon; Rev. William S. Campbell, to deliver the charge 
to the pastor; and Ruling Elders Robert S. Gray and S. D. 
Crai£. 

Sessional Records: The Committee on Sessional Records 
made the following report, and it was adopted : 

Your Committee on Sessional Records has examined and ap- 
proved the following records without exception: 

Chester, Fredericksburg, Fulton, Ginter Park, Granite, Hoge 
Memorial, Laurel, Providence, Read Memorial, Richmond Third and 
Samuel Davies. 

The following records were examined and approved, with the 
exceptions noted in the books: 

Amelia, Ashland, Bethany, Blackstone, Bon Air, Bott Memorial, 
Brett-Reed Memorial, Brunswick, Burkeville, Campbell Memorial, 
Centralia, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Fairmount, Forest Hill, 
Genito, Grace-Covenant, Grove Avenue, Lakeside, Milden, Milford, 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 43 

Mizpah, Montrose, Petersburg Second, Petersburg Third, Porter 
Street, Pryor Memorial, Richmond First, Richmond Second, Sand- 
ston, St. James, Wesley, Westminster and Windsor Shades. 

The following records were not received: 

Aberdour, Bardwell, Byrd, Drewry's Bluff, Fairfield, First 
Czechoslovak, Hawkins Memorial, Hebron, Hopewell First, King's 
Chapel, Lawrenceville, Namozine, Nottoway, Olivet, Overbrook, 
Quinton, Roseneath, Tabb Street, Union and West End. 

J. S. ALBERTSON, Chairman. 

The following committee was appointed to consider and 
propose some plan by which the sessional records may be han- 
dled so as not to require the members of the committee to 
lose so much time, as they now do, from the sessions of Pres- 
bytery: Rev. M. B. Wyatt, Rev. J. S'. Albertson, J. A. Mil- 
lard. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to notify each year the 
churches which failed to send up their records. 

Candidates: The following- committee was appointed to 
study the method of examining candidates coming under the 
care of the Presbytery ; candidates coming up for licensure 
and ordination, and ministers coming from other Presbyteries 
and churches : Rev. J. A. MacLean, Rev. E. T. Thompson, 
D. K. Kellogg. W. R, Miller. 

Stewardship: The report of the Stewardship Committee 
was adopted, and it is as follows : 

Your committee has considered several papers placed in its 
hands. We would call attention to the fact that Union Seminary 
has received from the churches of the supporting Synods $1,800.00 
less than last year. The decrease in the contributions for this 
cause in East Hanover Presbytery amounts to about $175.00. This 
decline in gifts to the Seminary is typical. Practically all the causes 
show a similar decline. We call attention to this particular instance 
as an illustration of the importance of keeping our contributions 
up to the standard. This $1,800.00 makes the difference between 
a .balance and a deficit in the running expenses of the institution. 

The practice in our Church of supporting promotional agencies- 
from funds contributed to the causes represented by the Executive 
Committees, called to our attention by Mr. R. E. Magill, consti- 
tutes rather a serious situation, especially since the practice is 



44 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

growing and the tax upon Executive Committee funds is becoming 
burdensome. These promotional agencies, however, are for the 
most part very valuable to the Church and we do not believe that 
the Church is ready to abandon any of them. The only alternative 
would seem to be the addition of another item in our budget and 
another separate cause to which the churches must contribute. 
The adoption of such a policy might perhaps check to some extent 
the tendency to expand and increase unduly the promotional agen- 
cies. 

The committee calls attention to the decline in the incomes of. 
executive agencies for the year 1929-1930. It is likely to be even 
more difficult to finance the Church Avork for the ensuing year. 
We should therefore be the more diligent and careful to do all that 
it is in our power to do, to keep our people aware of their respon- 
sibility and to stimulate their interest in the work of the Church 
and the extension of the Kingdom. 

Since by an oversight the apportionment sheet for the current 
year was not printed in the fall minutes of Presbytery, we request 
the permission of Presbytery to print this sheet in the minutes of 
this meeting. 

WM. E. HILL, 
Chairman Stewardship Committee. 

Rev. Philip Nathans: The special committee to which was 
referred certain papers concerning Rev. Philip Nathans made 
the following report, which was adopted : 

There has been referred to your committee a communication 
from Union Theological Seminary with reference to the Rev. Philip 
Nathans. 

This communication and the records of the Seminary appears 
to indicate that Mr. Nathans may be chargeable with irregularities 
in his correspondence with and statements to the Seminary authori- 
ties, which should be corrected, if possible. 

We therefore recommend that a special committee of three be 
appointed to confer with Mr. Nathans, in order to remove these 
difficulties, if possible, and to report to the Presbytery at its ad- 
journed meeting. 

D. P. ROGERS, 
JNO. B. GORDON, 
ROBT. S. GRAY. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY . 45 

The following committee was appointed to confer with Mr. 
Nathans: Rev. R. V. Lancaster, Rev. J. B. Gordon, Ruling 
Elder R. S. Gray. 

Ministers' Annuity Fund: The Bills and Overtures Com- 
mittee, to whom was referred certain papers offered by J. W. 
Williams, made a report, After discussion the following over- 
ture to the General Assembly was adopted : 

East Hanover Presbytery overtures the General Assembly to 
consider the advisability of changing Paragraph 2 2 of the Annuity 
Plan, so as to make more clear, if possible, the classes of persons 
who may be included in the privileges and benefits of the Minis- 
ters' Annuity Fund, so that there may be no uncertainty as to 
what is intended by the plan, and of changing the name of the 
fund to state with accuracy what the plan embraces. 

Presbyterial Sermon: Rev. R. J. Black preached the Pres- 
byterial sermon from 2 Tim. 3 :16. 
Recess was taken until 1 :30 P. M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Presbytery reconvened at 1 :30 P. M. 

Home Missions: The Committee on Home Missions made 
the following report, which was adopted: 

God's hand has guided and supported the work in the fields 
under the supervision of your committee during the past year. 
For the first time in a great many years every field was served 
either by a pastor or supply. Reports from these workers indicate 
that they have been diligent and that God has blessed their min- 
istry. While the growth, development and harvest cannot be con- 
veyed by words or figures, the following are some of the outstand- 
ing features: 

1. Evangelistic. 

Special services were held in practically every field. The spe- 
cial meetings and the pastor's work on the fields resulted in an 
unusually large number of additions to our Home Missions churches. 

More than 300 members were received, more than 150 of these 
on profession of faith. 



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2. Growth. 

The rapid progress made in. becoming self-supporting has been 
most encouraging in a number of our fields. 

The Laurel-Lakeside group has become self-supporting. Also 
the Ashland field. Forest Hill increases its pastor's salary $100.00 
and relieves the Home Mission Committee $100.00. Fairmount 
increases its pastor's salary $120.00; Drewry's Bluff, $120.00; 
Colonial Heights, $100.00. "West End takes on a church visitor 
for the summer, as it has been doing during the winter. 

3. Buildings. 

As long as we have extension work we will have the building 
question with us. Brett-Reed Memorial has completed and dedi- 
cated the second unit of its plant in the P. L. Reed Recreation 
Building and Reading Room. This building was made possible by 
the generous assistance given by a staunch friend. 

Fairmount, with the aid of the Richmond Presbyterian League, 
has its brick Religious Education Building. 

Last year we mentioned the West End Church having com- 
pleted and paid for their remodeled building. It has completely 
outgrown this building. 

The King's Chapel building will be in use by the time of the 
meeting of Presbytery. 

Olivet is letting the contract for its new building, to be known 
as New Olivet, in Providence Forge. 

4. Needs and Hopes for 1930-31. 

That oft-mentioned building for Fairfield; two chapels on the 
Petersburg pike; new and enlarged Sunday-school building for 
Forest Hill. 

Your committee is very sorry to report that the Superintendent, 
Rev. L. W. Curtis, is confined to his home by illness. His presence 
and counsel is greatly missed on the field and by the committee. 
It is our prayer that the Lord will soon restore him to full health 
and strength. 

ANNUAL STATEMENT OF HOME MISSIONS COMMITTEE, EAST 
HANOVER PRESBYTERY. 

Walker Scott, Treasurer. 

April 12, 1930. 

Balance from last report $ 2,132.76 

Received from churches (see detailed statement) 1,848.55 



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Received from Rev. L. W. Curtis, Treasurer 12,297.78 

Received from Daily Vacation Bible Schools 48.48 

Unearned discount (rebated) 7.50 

Interest on balances 28.36 

Interest on Fitzgerald legacy 375.02 

Virginia Synod's Home Missions 200.00 

Bills payable 10,000.00 

Executive Committee, Atlanta, Ga 1,800.00 



Total $28,738.45 

Disbursements (see detailed statement) $25,382.85 

Balance to credit of Committee in Virginia Trust Com- 
pany 3,355.60 



Total $28,738.45 

Received from Churches. 

Fairview, Burkeville, Va $ 17.00 

Genito Church, Clayville, Va 20.00 

Nottoway Presbyterian Church, Nottoway, Va 27.00 

Nottoway Presbyterian Church (Ladies' Auxiliary) .... 1.00 
Tabb Street Presbyterian Church, Petersburg, Va. (Holly- 
wood) 5.00 

Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va 1,438.55 

Mizpah Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va 340.00 



Total $ 1,848.55 

Disbursements. 

Rev. J. S. Albertson ? 300.00 

Appeals Press, Inc 12.85 

Ashland Lumber Company 255.63 

Bills payable 10,000.00 

Rev. M. C. Bowling 700.09 

Rev. W. S. Campbell 200.03 

Rev. J. E. Cook 72.49 

Rev. T. C. Cook 365.00 

Harry M. Crim 75.00 

Rev. L. W. Curtis 2,898.59 

Rev. N. L. Dennis 7.50 

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Rev. J. S. Duckwall 950.00 

A. K. Dudley 135.00 

HaTold S. Dudley 402.50 

Rev. E. L. Dupuy 34.00 

Paul C. Edgar 20.00 

Rev. J. C. Faw 150.00 

Rev. J. E. Hemphill (Woodlawn Chapel) 100.00 

W. E. Hill, Jr 200.00 

G. F. Houck 150.00 

R. G. Hutchenson 410.00 

Miss Rachel Maddox 10.19 

Rev. Adolph Makovsky 1,148.36 

Rev. W. T. Mann 125.00 

Rev. W. T. McDonald 950.03 

Charles A. McGirt 475.00 

Miss Carrie McMillan 10.00 

Rev. A. B. Montgomery 780.00 

Rev. D. G. Moses 75.00 

J. M. Murchison 40.00 

R. D. Nollens 250.00 

Presbyterian Committee of Publication 18.75 

A. C. Ray 625.00 

Rev. Abner Robertson 750.00 

H. P. Ruppenthal 250.00 

Seventeenth Street Mission 600.00 

Stop Sixteen Mission 686.84 

George C. Swedburg 900.00 

Rev. Marshall Wyatt S3. 33 

Total $25,382.85 

Recommendations. 

1. That the supply of Roseneath Church with preaching services- 
be referred to the Home Missions Committee, with power to act. 

2. We recommend the following assignments for the Evan- 
gelistic Campaign for 19 30-1931: 

Aberdour — Rev. L. W. Curtis. Bott Memorial — Rev. L. W. Cur- 
Ashland — Rev. J. A. MacLean, tis. 

Jr. Brett-Reed — Rev. George C. Bel- 
Bardwell — (Namozine pastor). lingrath. 

Bethany — Rev. Charles A. Mc- Brunswick — Rev. M. B. Wyatt. 

Girt. Burkeville — Rev. N. L. Dennis. 



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Byrd — Rev. M. C. Bowling. 

Campbell — Rev. R. A. Lapsley. 

Centralia — Rev. George C. 
Swedburg. 

Colonial Heights — Rev. A. J. 
Kissling. 

Cbester — Rev. Richard V. Lan- 
caster. 

Drewry's Bluff — Rev. W. T. 
Mann. 

Fairfield — Rev. A. B. Montgom- 
ery. 

Fairmount — Rev. R. J. Black. 

Czecho-Slovak — Rev. L. W. Cur- 
tis. 

Forest Hill — Rev. Charles L. 
King. 

Genito — Rev. J. E. Cook. 

Grove Avenue — Rev. R. M. Hall. 

Hawkins Memorial — Rev. L. W. 
Curtis. 

Hebron — Rev. R. V. Lancaster. 

King's Chapel — Rev. L. W. Cur- 
tis. 

Lakeside — Rev. W. L. Carson. 

Laurel — Rev. J. B. Gordon. 



Lawrenceville- — Rev. D. P. Rog- 
ers. 

Milden — Rev. "W. S. Campbell. 

Milford — Rev. W. E. Hill, Jr. 

Montrose — Rev. S. O. Coxe. 

Namozine — Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

Olivet- — Rev. S. R. Prince. 

Providence — Rev. M. B. Heizer. 

Roseneath — Rev. Michaux Raine. 

Salem — Rev. J. C. Faw. 

Bethlehem — Rev. D. T. Caldwell. 

Beulah — Rev. J. S. Albertson. 

Sandston — Rev. J. E. Cook. 

St. James — Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

Union — Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

Wesley — Rev. L. W. Curtis. 

West End — Rev. W. E. Hill. 

Windsor Shades — Rev. L. W. 
Curtis. 

Mattoax — Rev. Hugh Fitzpatrick. 

Pine Grove — Rev. Abner Rob- 
ertson 

Fairview — Rev. W. W. Bain. 

Hebron-Namozine — Rev. W. T. 
McDonald. 

White Oak — Rev. C. A. McGirt. 

Ebenezer — Rev. J. S. Duckwall. 



3. Your committee recommends the adoption by Preshytery of 
the resolution referred to it on Visitation Evangelism amended to 
read as follows: 

Inasmuch as our Church has always recognized as its supreme 
mission: bringing men to Christ, training up men in Christ, and 
sending them out to win others for Christ, and believing that 
Christ's command, "Go ye into all the world", and "Ye shall be 
witnesses unto me", was addressed to each member of His body, 
and that one of the great sins in the lives of the people of our de- 
nomination today is their indifference to this command, and their 
apparent unconcern for the spiritual condition of those who have 
never made a confession of their faith in Christ, as is evidenced 
by declining gifts to the benevolent causes of the Church, and an 
appalling decline in additions to our denomination by professions 
of their faith in Christ; and our Committee on Assembly's Work, 
realizing that such a condition in the life of the Church is indeed 



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serious, issued, under date of July 29, 1929, a letter to all pas- 
tors, missionaries and leaders in our denomination, calling them 
to earnest prayer, that our Church might become an evangelistic, 
soul-winning Church, and that we might return to Christ's method 
of extending His kingdom, when brother went after brother, and 
friend after friend, and brought him to Jesus. In order that the 
Presbytery of East Hanover may meet this challenge, and thereby, 
we believe, more effectively reach the unsaved; be it 

Resolved, That a program of evangelism along the following 
lines be inaugurated and carried out during this year. 

First. In addition to the appointments of ministers to hold 
evangelistic meetings by preaching for a given period in the several 
churches of the Presbytery, that Presbytery urge the pastors and 
churches' to enter into a program of personal visitation evangelism 
also. 

Second. That this program embody the following features: 

(a) That a religious survey be made of the city or community 
in which the church is located, to ascertain the number of the un- 
saved, and those without local church affiliation. 

(b) That the leader and pastor endeavor to enlist, instruct, 
inspire and assist the Christian people in seeking to win the un- 
saved to Christ, and the unaffiliated to active church membership. 

(c) That in cities and communities where other evangelical de- 
nominations are represented, they be invited to unite in the work. 

(d) That wherever it is desirable or possible the churches fol- 
low the personal visitation evangelism campaign with a series of 
evangelistic or teaching services. 

Third. That the setting up and direction of the program be 
committed to a special committee of five, as follows: Rev. D. T. 
Caldwell, Rev. M. B. Wyatt, Rev. J. A. MacLean, and Ruling Elders 
George C. Howell and H. H. Wells. 

4. That our own Home Mission work will be laid upon the 
heart of our people and every effort made to stimulate loyalty to 
the cause. 

5. That the Home Mission Committee be authorized to borrow 
as much as may be necessary to the amount of $6,000.00, with which 
to pay salaries and meet promised appropriations. 

6. We recommend the following amounts for pastors, or so 
much of it as may be necessary, to be apportioned to the following 
fields: 



Superintendent Brett-Reed 

Grove Avenue Fairmount 

Forest Hill Providence-Genito 



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Montrose J. S. Duckwall 1,200.00 

Sandston 980.00 

Namozine-Hebron's Memorial. . . W. T. McDonald 950.00 

Burkeville-Bardwell A. B. Montgomery. . . 780.00 

Granite C. A. McGirt 600.00 

Hopewell 900.00 

Chester-Centralia M. C. Bowling 700.00 

L.W.Curtis $ 2,700.00 W. S. Campbell 200.00 

W. T. Mann 1,500.00 J. E. Cook 100.00 

Abner Robertson.... 900.00 M. B. Wyatt 100.00 



Total $11,610.00 

Supplies. 

Byrd-Hebron $ 360.00 

Colonial Heights O. L. Sommers 600.00 

Drewry's Bluff R. G. Hutchinson. . . . 300.00 

Fairfield 420.00 

West End W. E. Hill, Jr 500.00 

Boys' Reformatory R. V. Lancaster 60.00 



Total $ 2,240.00 

Buildings. 

Fairfield $ 500.00 

New Olivet (Providence Forge) 500.00 

Petersburg Pike (Ampthill) 500.00 



Total $ 1,500.00 

Total for Presbytery $15,350.00 

From Synod's Home Mission Committee. 

First Czecho-Slovak $ 200.00 

Superintendent L. W. Curtis 600.00 

Hopewell J. E. Cook • . 1,200.00 

Chester-Centralia M. B. Wyatt 1,400.00 

Northern Neck 1,300.00 

Seventeenth Street Mission 300.00 



Total $ 5,000.00 



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From Assembly's Home Mission Committee. 

Seventeenth Street Mission $ 600.00 

First Czechoslovak Adolph Makovsky. . . . 1,200.00 



Total ? 1,800.00 

Grand total $22,150.00 

Your committee calls the attention of Presbytery to the fact 
that, while the Treasurer's report shows a balance in the bank, a 
large part of this balance is used to take care of appropriations 
made last year for buildings now under construction. Also funds 
are needed to pay salaries of workers during the first quarter, when 
contributions come in slowly. 

Also the appropriations made this year exceed the average re- 
ceipts for the past two years by more than $1,500.00. In view of 
this we urge all the churches to give the full per cent assigned 
to Presbytery's Home Missions and to forward it to our Treasurer 
promptly. 

Mission Work: The following resolution, offered by Rev. 
Edward Mack, was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Presbytery urgently recommends to the in- 
dividual churches and their pastors or stated supplies the careful 
and early canvass of territory adjacent to them, in order to estab- 
lish in communities not having regular gospel privileges, and in 
new settlements on highways regular Sunday-school and preaching 
services for every Sunday of the year. 

*' 

Calls and Supplies: The Committee on Calls and Supplies 
made the following- report, which was adopted : 

The Committee on Calls and Supplies submits the following 
report: 

We recommend that — 

First. The request of the Samuel Davies group of churches for 
the services of Rev. S. R. Prince, as stated supply until the next 
meeting of Presbytery, be granted. 

Second. The request of the Read Memorial Church for the serv- 
ices of Rev. A. J. Kissling, as stated supply until next meeting of 
Presbytery, be granted. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 53 

Third. The request of the Milford Church for the services of 
Rev. J. C. Shive, as stated supply until the next meeting of Pres- 
bytery, be granted. 

Porter Street Church: The committee on the change of 
name of the Porter Street Church asked for and was granted 
further time. 

Northern Neck: The commission on conditions in the 
Northern Neck was given more time in which to complete its 
work. 

Presbyterial Sermon: The Committee on Presbyterial Ser- 
mon recommended that for the. next stated meeting of Pres- 
bytery the preacher be Rev. Charles L. King, with Rev. G. C. 
Bellingrath as alternate; and that the subject be "The Seat 
of Authority in Religion". The report was adopted. 

Presbyterial Records: The Committee on the Records of 
Presbytery presented the following report, and it was adopted : 

Your Committee on Presbyterial Records has examined the 
minutes of the fall meeting of Presbytery, together with an ad- 
journed meeting, May 27, 1929,. and a called meeting, July 8, 
1929, and has found them correct. 

MICHAUX RAINE, Chairman. 

Permanent Committees: The Nominating Committee made 
its report, naming the Permanent Committees, and it was 
adopted. (See last page of these minutes.) 

Nominating Committee: Presbytery elected as its Nominat- 
ing Committee for the coming year Rev. W. T. McDonald, 
Rev. N. L. Dennis, Rev. J. C. Faw. 

Christian Education: The Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion made the following supplemental report, and it was 
adopted : 

The address of Rev. J. E. Hemphill, on Hampden-Sydney Col- 
lege, has been referred to your Committee on Christian Education, 
and we recommend: 

That Presbytery record its pleasure in having heard this in- 
forming address, and urges its people to do their utmost to meet 
the present emergency in the matter of increasing the endowment. 



54 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

Second. That our pastors and churches impress upon all of 
our members the importance of sending our own young men to 
Hampden-Sydney College, that they may receive their college train- 
ing at our own Synodical institution. 

S. O. COXE. 

The Sabbath: The Committee on the Sabbath made the 
following report, which was adopted : 

Your Committee on the Sabbath would respectfully submit the 
following overture to the General Assembly meeting the third 
Thursday in May at Charlottesville, Va., viz.: 

1. That the General Assembly sever all connection with the 
Lord's Day Alliance of the United States, with headquarters in 
New York City. 

2. That in lieu thereof the General Assembly appoint a com- 
mittee of its own on Sabbath Observance, whose duty it shall be 
to do what it can to advance the interests of Sabbath observance. 

JAS. E. COOK, Chairman; 
WM. S. CAMPBELL. 

City Churches: The ad interim committee appointed to 
study conditions in the large city churches made the following 
report, and it was adopted, and the committee was continued : 

Your Committee on the City Churches reports that it has made 
a study of the history and growth of Presbyterianism in the cities 
of Richmond and Petersburg, with a view of determining whether 
there has been a normal, healthy development of Presbyterianism, 
and, if not, to ascertain the causes thereof. (These are the only 
two large cities in the Presbytery.) 

A report, compiled by Rev. D. T. Caldwell, is hereto attached, 
showing that there has been a net gain of 299 members of the 
Presbyterian churches of Petersburg during the period of the last 
ten years. However, during the past five years, 1925-1929, there 
was a net loss' of four members. During this period the rolls of 
practically all the churches of the city were revised. It should be 
noted that all of the churches of Petersburg show some gain in 
membership during this period, with the exception of the Third 
Church, which shows a loss of 104 members. There has been no 
considerable growth of the population of Petersburg during the 
past five years, and the condition of the Presbyterian Churches 
compares favorably with that of the churches of other denomina- 
tions. 



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Your committee has no special recommendation to make with 
reference to Presbyterianism as represented in the city of Peters- 
burg, except to express the hope that there may be an increase of 
interest in the winning of souls in all of our churches, and that 
the Third Church may be assisted and encouraged in every way 
possible to make the most of its opportunities. 

Your committee has made some study of conditions in the city 
of Richmond, and had intended making a detailed report. How- 
ever, since the appointment of this committee, most of the Pres- 
byterian churches of this city have entered into the Kernahan 
Campaign of Visitation Evangelism, and are now engaged in mak- 
ing a thorough census of the whole city, to be followed by a cam- 
paign of personal evangelism. The results of this census cannot 
now be ascertained, and the earnest effort to reach those who are 
not Christians will probably go far toward correcting present con- 
ditions. Therefore, your committee requests that a study of spe- 
cific conditions and comparative statistical reports be deferred until 
after the Kernahan Campaign, and that this committee be continued 
for that purpose. 

However, sufficient information is now available to convince 
your committee that the Presbyterian Church of Richmond has 
not kept pace with the growth of the city, or with the growth of 
other denominations, or with the growth of Presbyterianism in 
other cities of the same size and standing. On the contrary, there 
has seemed to be a lamentable lack of an aggressive, vigorous 
growth, and, relatively, a loss of prestige and influence of Presby- 
terianism in this city. 

Your committee believes that this lack of growth is chiefly due 
to two causes: 

First, a general lethargy and indifference and conservatism in 
the winning of souls and the spread of Christ's kingdom. 

Secondly, the failure to locate churches at strategic places in 
the development of the city. The Presbyterian League has ren- 
dered a large service in this connection, but it cannot discharge the 
Presbytery's obligation. 

With the hope that the present campaign of evangelism may 
help to overcome the first of these conditions, your committee recom- 
mends that its discussion be postponed until the fall meeting of 
Presbytery. 

With reference to the second of these findings, to-wit, the 
failure to locate 'Churches in strategic positions, as the city grew 
and developed, your committee believes that the Presbytery should 
give serious consideration to the fact that we still have no large, 
strong church to develop and take care of the rapid growth in the 



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far West End of the city. Your committee also calls attention to 
the fact that we have two of the largest and strongest churches 
located in the down-town district, where they are inevitably thrown 
into competition with each other, whereas the cause of Presby- 
terianism and of Christ's Kingdom could be served more economi- 
cally and effectively if we had only one down-town church, and the 
forces of the other were released to serve in undeveloped sections 
of the city. Certain overtures to this end have been made, but 
nothing concrete as yet accomplished. 

Your committee especially recommends that the Presbytery take 
steps looking toward the development of a strong church in the 
Westhampton or far West End section of the city, to take care 
of the rapid growth of that district. 

J. A. MacLEAN, JR., Chairman. 

Auditing Committee: The Auditing Committee made the 
f ollowing report, and it "was adopted : 

We have carefully examined the books and accounts of your 
Presbytery's Treasurer and find them well kept. Receipts amount- 
ing to $1,591.70 were properly banked and disbursements amount- 
ing to $1,842.89 are supported by proper receipts and cancelled 
checks, leaving a balance in bank of $471.52. 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF PRESBYTERY. 

Received from Churches. 



192 9 Tax: 

Blackstone $ 50.00 

Chester 11-00 

1930 Tax: 

Quinton 4.00 

1st Church, Richmond. 145.00 

Fulton 20.00 

Ginter Park 125.00 

Laurel 13.00 

Forest Hill 10.00 

Providence 14.00 

Hebron 8.00 

Nottoway 10.00 

Brett-Reed 7.00 

Milford 8.00 

Czecho-Slovak 1st 12.00 



Burkeville . 




15.00 


Read Memor: 
Fairfield . . . 
Overbrook . 


ial 


8.00 

5.00 

57.00 


Lakeside . . 




8.00 


Milden .... 




7.50 


Amelia .... 




50.00 


Hopewell 

Ho?e Memorial 

Genito ....--....-. 


15.00 
20.00 
12.00 


Windsor Sha 
Namozine .. 




4.00 
10.00 


Bethany . . . 
Sandston . . 




15.00 
10.00 


Emporia . . . 




25.00 



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Bon Air 

Lawrenceville . 
Grace-Covenant 

Union . 

Westminster . . 
Brunswick 

Granite 

Petersburg, 3d. 



20.00 

8.00 

240.00 

5.00 

100.00 

35.00 

5.00 

35.00 



Grove Avenue 

Hawkins Memorial. 
Petersburg, 2d ... . 

Mizpah 

Richmond, 3d 

Tabb Street 

Roseneath 

Ashland 



15.00 

6.00 

127.00 

50.00 

85.00 

130.00 

6.00 

20.00 



Disbursements. 

Richmond Press, printing Spring Minutes, 1929 $ 226.50 

J. A. McMurray, Treasurer, quota, Synod of Virginia. . . . 125.00 

Richmond Press, printing Fall Minutes, 1929 117.75 

Appeals Press, for Stewardship Committee 25.35 

William S. Campbell, Stated Clerk, expenses, year ending 

March 31, 1929 70.12 

William S. Campbell, Stated Clerk, expenses, year ending 

March 31, 1930 75.82 

J. D. Leslie, Treasurer, quota to General Assembly 9 37.60 

Presbyterian Committee of Publication, sessional blanks.. 30.00 

Richmond Press, printing postals, etc 7.7 5 

Postage 2.00 

Salaries: 

To William S. Campbell, Stated Clerk 150.00 

To Hugh Fitzpatrick, Permanent Clerk 2 5.00 

To Michaux Raine, Treasurer 50.00 

$1,842.89 

Balance in bank, as reported to Presbytery, spring, 1929. .? 722.71 

Interest on balance 6.20 

Received from churches 1,585.50 



Total receipts $2,314.41 

Total disbursements 1,842.89 



Balance in Merchants' Bank, April 21, 1930. . . .$ 471.52 

We recommend: 

That the deacons of the churches check the amounts reported 
as having been received by the Presbytery's Treasurer from the 
individual churches and recorded in Presbytery's minutes and report 
any discrepancies to the Auditing Committee. 

MARSHALL B. WYATT, Chairman; 
W. F. STEVENSON, 
WILLIAM R. MILLER. 



58 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

Thanks: The Committee on Resolutions made the follow- 
ing report, and it was adopted : 

We desire to express our appreciation to the pastor and people 
of the Pryor Memorial Church and to the people of Crewe, Va., for 
their courtesy, kindness and hospitality. We have individually en- 
joyed our stay in this community. The business of the Presbytery 
has moved with unusual smoothness and expedition, and we be- 
lieve that we owe this, at least in part, to the arrangements made 
for our entertainment. 

We recommend that the pastor be requested to read this paper 
to the congregation of the church. 

Finance: The Finance Committee made the following re- 
port, and it was adopted: 

We have examined the report of your Treasurer and would rec- 
ommend that the assessment of the following churches be as fol- 
lows: Forest Hill, $10.00; Milden, $7.00; Campbell Memorial, 
$7.00; Wesley, $3.00; St. James, $3.00; Bon Air, $10.00. 

Out of 66 churches in Presbytery only 43 have paid last year's 
Presbyterial tax. We would urge upon the pastors to call atten- 
tion of church treasurers to their failure to remit Presbyterial tax. 

Since the report of Treasurer of Home Missions has not reached 
this committee, we ask to make a final report at an adjourned 
meeting, if such is held. 

We would emphasize recommendation of your Central Treasurer, 
that church treasurers remit monthly. His report shows that prac- 
tically 40 per cent of receipts were received the last month of the 
year and over 6 per cent in the last quarter. Thirteen remittances 
were received after report had been written; this would have, mate- 
rially increased these percentages. 

We feel that we cannot too strongly emphasize this matter. 

W. F. STEVENSON, Chairman; 
ROBT. S. GRAY, 
J. A. MILLARD. 

Next Meeting: Selection of time and place for next meet- 
ing was postponed to another meeting. 

Statistical Report: The Stated Clerk read the Statistical 
Report for the year. It was adopted and ordered sent to the 
General Assembly. (See Appendix.) 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 59 

Presbytery's Manual: Mr. J. A. Millard was added to the 
committee appointed to revise the Manual of Presbytery, and 
the committee was directed to have proofs of the revised 
manual sent to the members of Presbytery as soon as the re- 
vision is completed. 

Adjournment: The minutes of today's sessions were read 
and approved and Presbytery adjourned with singing, prayer 
and the benediction, to meet on May 13th at 11 A. M. in the 
Second Church, Richmond. 

N. L. DENNIS, Moderator; 

WM. S. CAMPBELL, Stated Clerk; 

HUGH FTTZPATRICK, Permanent Clerk. 



Adjourned Meeting- 
May 13, 1930. 

East Hanover Presbytery met pursuant to adjournment at 
11 A. M. in the Second Church, Richmond, with the Modera- 
tor, Rev. N, L. Dennis, in the chair, and the meeting was 
opened with prayer. 

There were present : 

Ministers — W. E. Hill, J. E. Hemphill, C. L, King, J. C. Faw, 
G. C. Swedburg, A. B. Montgomery, S. O. Coxe, H. A. Lewis, T. 
K. Currie, J. E. Cook, D. P. Rogers, Michaux Raine, M. B. Porter, 
J. B. Gordon, D. T. Caldwell, R. B. Eberly, S. R. Prince, Abner 
Robertson, R. V. Lancaster, N. L. Dennis, William S. Campbell, 
L. W. Curtis, C. A. McGirt, A. J. Kissling, J. W. Hassell, G. C. 
Bellingrath, W. L, Carson, W. T. Mann, J. C. Shive, O. E. Buch- 
holz, R. M. Hall. 

Ruling Eldei-s — W. F. Stevenson, Dr. W. A. Plecker, J. A. Mil- 
lard, S. D. Craig, J. B. Willson, D. K. Kellogg, W. R. Miller, P. C. 
Holladay, J. W. Williams, R. F. Dillard, R. S. Gray. 

Rev. Hugh Fitzpatrick: Calls from the Namozine and 
Hawkins Memorial Churches for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Hugh Fitzpatrick were presented and were found in order. 
Mr. Fitzpatrick not being present, the calls were placed od 
the docket. 

Rev. W. T. Mann: A certificate was received from Tampa 
Presbytery dismissing to this Presbytery Rev. W. T. Mann. 
The certificate was found in order, and Presbytery examined 
Mr. Mann on Experimental Religion and his views touching 
Theology and Church Government. These examinations were 
sustained as satisfactory and he was received into the Presby- 
tery and was directed to sign the usual obligations. 

A call from Grove Avenue Church for the pastoral service 
of Mr. Mann, promising a salary of $1,500.00 a year, was pre- 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 61 

sented. The call was found in order, placed in his hands, and 
was accepted by him. 

The following commission was appointed to install him as 
pastor of Grove Avenue Church on June 1st at 11 A. M. : 
Rev. J. A. MacLean, Jr., to preside, preach the sermon and 
propound the constitutional questions; Rev. 0. E. Buchholz, to 
deliver the charge to the pastor; Rev. A. B. Montgomery, to 
deliver the charge to the people; Ruling Elder John H. Reed; 
alternates, Rev. G. C. Bellingrath and Ruling Elder R. S. 
Gray. 

Rev. Philip Nathans: The committee appointed to con- 
fer with Rev. Philip Nathans presented a report. It was re- 
ceived and approved and was ordered filed, with all accom- 
panying papers. 

The following communication was received from Mr. 
Nathans : 

East Hanover Presbytery, in Meeting Assembled, Second Presby- 
terian Church. 
Fathers and Brethren: 

For the sake of peace and harmony in the Church for which 
the writer labored, loved and sacrificed; he hereby requests that you 
grant him a letter of dismission. Thanking you for the same, 
he is 

Yours in His service, 

PHILIP NATHANS. 
May 13, 1930. 

This letter and all of the papers in the case were referred 
to the following committee : Rev. C. L. King, Rev. W. E. 
Hill, Rev. W. L. Carson, Colonel J. W. Williams. 

Rev. J. W. Hassell asked for a letter of dismission to West- 
ern Texas Presbytery, and his request was granted. 

Rev. R. M. Hall: The commission appointed to install Rev. 
R. M. Hall pastor of the Ashland Church made the following 
report, and it was approved : 

The commission appointed at the spring meeting of East Han- 
over Presbytery consisting of Rev. R. V. Lancaster, Rev. W. E. 



62 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

Hill, Rev. W. S. Campbell, Mr. R. S. Gray and Mr. S. D. Craig, 
met at the Ashland Church Sunday evening, May 11, 1930, at 8 
o'clock, lor the purpose of installing Rev. R. M. Hall, D. D., as 
pastor of said church. 

The commission was organized with prayer. Mr. Craig was ap- 
pointed Clerk. 

Following a hymn, Dr. Hill led in prayer, after which he 
read the Scripture lesson. A special musical selection was then 
rendered, followed by prayer by Dr. Hill. Dr. Hill then preached 
the sermon from the text Second Thess. 3:1. Constitutional re- 
quirements were complied with as to contract between Dr. Hall 
and the church. This was followed by prayer by Dr. Lancaster, 
who announced that Dr. Campbell would deliver the charge to Dr. 
Hall. This done, Dr. Lancaster then delivered the charge to the 
church. Prayer for God's blessing on the consummation of this 
union was offered by Rev. H. A. Lewis. 

Congregation was dismissed with benediction by Dr. Hill. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

S. D. CRAIG, Clerk. 

Next Stated Meeting": Presbytery accepted the invitation 
to hold its fall meeting with the Blackstone Church, on Oc- 
tober 2, 1930, at 11 A. M. 

Candidates Licensed: The Committee on Christian Educa- 
tion presented the applications for licensure of Candidates 
Frederick Noyes Wilson and Thomas Cunningham Cook. The 
committee reported that Mr. Wilson had had one year of 
study at Richmond University and the three-year English 
course at Union Theological Seminary. Mr. Cook had had one 
year at Hampden-Sydney College and the three-year English 
course at Union Theological Seminary. 

Presbytery proceeded to examine them, as extraordinary 
cases, on Experimental Religion, Theology, the Sacraments, 
Church Government and the English Bible ; and excused them 
from examination on all other subjects, because it had not 
been practical for them to study these subjects. Their ex- 
aminations on Experimental Religion, Theology, the Sacra- 
ments, Church Government and English Bible were sustained 
as satisfactory. 

The parts of trial assigned by Presbytery have been ex- 



MINUTES OP EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 63 

amined by members of Presbytery and were found to be satis- 
factory. 

Mr. Cook preached on Gen. 18:23-33, and Mr. Wilson 
preached on Mark 2 :5. These sermons were sustained as satis- 
factory parts of trial. The examinations as a whole were 
sustained as satisfactory and Mr. Wilson and Mr. Cook were 
licensed in accordance with the requirements of the Book of 
Church Order. 

Vacation Bible Schools: Presbytery directed Rev. L. W. 
Curtis to present to the General Assembly's Committee on 
Religious Education the request of the Presbytery that it give 
to this Presbytery this year five Daily Vacation Bible Schools, 
as it has done heretofore. 

Rev. L. W. Curtis, Rev. W. E. Hill and Mr. S. D. Craig 
were appointed a committee to have charge of these schools. 

Northern Neck: The Commission on the Northern Neck 
asked for a extension of time to complete its work, and the 
request was granted. 

The minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer. 

N. L. DENNIS, Moderator; 

WM. S. CAMPBELL, Stated Clerk. 



Called Meeting 

June 9, 1930. 

East Hanover Presbytery met, pursuant to the call of the 
Moderator, at 11 A. M., in the Second Church, Richmond, 
with Rev. N. L. Dennis, the Moderator, in the chair, and the 
meeting was opened with prayer. 

The following were present: 

Ministers — N. L. Dennis, S. O. Coxe, Abner Robertson, M. B. 
Wyatt, A. B. Montgomery, L. W. Curtis, W. E. Hill, G. C. Bel- 
lingratb, J. E. Cook, D. P. Rogers, William S. Campbell., 

Ruling Elders — W. F. Stevenson, J. A. Millard, R. S. Gray, S. 
D. Craig, E. L. Faber, J. E. Talley. 

The Call was read and found in order, and is as follows: 

May 26, 1930. 
The constitutional requirements having been met, East Han- 
over Presbytery is hereby called to meet at the Second Presby- 
terian Church, Richmond, Va., on June 9, 1930, at 11 A. M., to 
consider the following business: 

1. To consider the request of Rev. Hugh Fitzpatrick, Jr., for 
the dissolution of the pastoral relation existing between him and 
the Fulton Church. 

2. To consider placing in Rev. Hugh Fitzpatrick's hands the 
calls of the Namozine and Hawkins Memorial Churches. 

3. To act on the statistical report to be sent to the Synod. 

4. Any other business growing out of these matters. 

N. L. DENNIS, Moderator. 

Rev. Hugh Fitzpatrick: A communication was received 
from Rev. Hugh Fitzpatrick stating that he could not be pres- 
ent on account of the death of his mother. He also expressed 
his willingness to accept the calls from the Namozine and 
Hawkins Memorial Churches ; and he asked, in order that he 
be able to do so, that the pastoral relation existing between 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 65 

him and the Fulton Church be dissolved. The Namozine 
Church promises a salary of $700.00 a year and a manse ; and 
Hawkins Memorial promises $200.00 a year. 

The church was heard, through its representative, Mr. E. 
L. Paber, uniting with regret in the request. 

The request was granted and the pastoral relations be- 
tween Mr. Fitzpatrick and the Fulton Church were dissolved. 

The following commission was appointed to install Mr. 
Fitzpatrick on June 22d, in the morning at Namozine Church 
and in the afternoon at Hawkins Memorial Church : Rev. 
Michaux Raine, Rev. J. E. Hemphill, Rev. D. P. Rogers, and 
Ruling Elders R. F. Dillard and G. W. Taylor; the commis- 
sion to assign the parts as it chooses, and any two members 
to constitute a quorum. 

The Stated Clerk was directed to write to Mr. Fitzpatrick, 
expressing the sympathy of the Presbytery in his affliction. 

Report of Synod: The Stated Clerk presented the follow- 
ing statistical report and it was adopted, and it was ordered 
forwarded to the Synod: 

STATISTICAL REPORT OF SYNOD. 

East Hanover Presbytery reports to the Synod of Virginia for 
the year ending March 31, 1930, that it consists of 66 churches 
and 66 ministers and has 19 candidates for the ministry. 

The following changes are reported: 

Minister's Received: Rev. S. R. Prince from the United Church 
of Canada, October 2. 1929; George C. Bellingrath from Atlanta 
Presbytery, February 24, 1930. 

Minister Dismissed: Rev. A. C. Ray to New Orleans Presbytery, 
February 24, 1930. 

Pastoral Relations Dissolved: Rev. J. C. Faw and the Forest 
Hill Church, June 1, 1929; Rev. Abner Robertson and Bethany, 
Olivet and Windsor Shades Churches, July 1, 1929; Rev. A. C. 
Ray and Namozine and Hawkins Memorial Churches, February 24, 
1930; Rev. T. M. Minor and Petersburg Third Church, November 
11, 1929. 

Pastoral Relations Established: Rev. Abner Robertson and 
Forest Hill Church, July 7, 1929; Rev. Roy E. Watts and Emporia, 
Aberdour and Lawrenceville Churches, October 27, 1929. 



66 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

Candidates Received: J. A. Millard, Jr., a member of Ginter 
Park Church, April 23, 1929; J. Leighton Stuart, Jr., of Grace- 
Covenant Church, April 23, 1929; Allen Glendinning, of Read 
Memorial Church, April 23, 1929; Roy E. Watts from East Mis- 
sissippi Presbytery, October 1, 1929; W. E. Hill, Jr., member of 
Richmond Second Church, March 2 4, 1930; Thomas E. Hill, mem- 
ber of Richmond Second Church, March 24, 1930. 

Candidates Dismissed: W. T. Jones to Kanawha Presbytery, 
April 24, 1929; George Mauze to Albemarle Presbytery, July 8, 
1929. 

Candidates Licensed: A. J. Kissling, April 23, 1929; Roy E. 
Watts, October 2, 1929. 

Licentiates Ordained: A. J. Kissling, May 5, 192 9; Roy E. 
Watts, October 27, 19 2 9. 

The minutes were read and approved, and Presbytery ad- 
journed with prayer. 

N. L. DENNIS, Moderator; 

WM. S. CAMPBELL, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 67 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES. 



Foreign Missions: J. A. MacLean, E. T. Thompson, R. V. Lan- 
caster, J. B. Gordon, R. M. Hall, Michaux Raine; Elders H. W. 
Jackson, F. F. Rennie, George Howell. 

General Assembly's Home Missions: D. P. Rogers, J. C. Faw, 
M. C. Bowling, R. E. Watts. 

Presbyterial Home Missions: J. E. Hemphill, D. P. Rogers, C. 
L. King, Edward Mack, W. E. Hill, D. T. Caldwell, N. L. Dennis, 
W. R. Hill, R. F. Dillard, C. F. Cole, W. M. Cease, J. H. Reed. 

Christian Education and Ministerial Relief: O. E. Buchholz, 
S. 0. Coxe, W. L. Carson, R. J. Black, Edward Mack, R. H. Hard- 
away. 

Religious Education: R. A. Lapsley, S. 0. Coxe, C. L. King, 
E. T. Thompson, J. B. Gordon, George Bellingrath, J. C. Faw, J. 
W. Friend, J. Scott Parrish, Dr. W. A. Plecker, Mrs. M. B. Porter. 

Orphans' Home: J. E. Cook, M. B. Wyatt, W. W. Bain, W. 
T. McDonald, John H. Reed, J. A. Millard. 

Bible Cause: M. B. Porter, M. B. Heizer, C. A. McGirt. 

The Sabbath: J. E. Cook, W. S. Campbell, S. R. Prince. 

Women's Societies: W. L. Carson, J. B. Gordon, C. F. Cole, 
Dr. C. E. Crawford. 

Men's Work: J. E. Hemphill, M. B. Wyatt, H. H. Wells, H. M. 
Fennell, J. Scott Parrish, R. M. Friend, A. S. Johnstone. 

Vacancy and Supply: L. W. Curtis. J. E. Hemphill, J. C. Faw. 

Historical: Edward Mack, W. S. Campbell. 

Stewardship: W. E. Hill, C. L. King, D. P. Rogers, J. E. Hemp- 
hill, D. T. Caldwell, J. H. Reed. 

Calls and Supplies: D. T. Caldwell, S. 0. Coxe, J. S. Duckwall. 

Religious AVork in State Institutions: George Swedburg, Rich- 
ard V. Lancaster, M. B. Wyatt. 

Sessional Records: C. A. McGirt, W. T. Mann, J. S. Albertson. 

Auditing: M. B. Wyatt, C. F. Cole, W. R. Miller, W. F. Steven- 
son. 

County Church Work: M. B. Wyatt, L. W. Curtis, M. B. Heizer. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEES. 

Latin: R. V. Lancaster, W. W. Bain, Abner Robertson. 
Greek: O. E. Buchholz, W. S. Campbell, J. C. Faw. 
Hebrew: Edward Mack, W. L. Carson, George BellingratL 



68 MINUTES OF EAST HANOVER PRESBYTERY 

Science: D. T. Caldwell, R. E. Watts. 

Mental and Moral Science: C. L. King, M. B. Wyatt, Michaux 
Raine. 

Theology: W. E. Hill, J. B. Gordon, J. A. MacLean, R. V. Lan- 
caster. 

Church History: E. T. Thompson, Hugh Fitzpatrick, R. J. 
Black. 

Church Government and Sacraments: D. P. Rogers, S. O. Coxe, 
M. B. Porter. 

English Bible: A. B. Montgomery, R. A. Lapsley, E. T. Thomp- 
son. 

Recommendations: Your committee would recommend that Pres- 
bytery appoint a permanent committee, to be known as a Committee 
on Program, or a Steering Committee, to arrange for the Presby- 
tery's program of procedure at each stated meeting of Presbytery. 
This committee to be composed of the Stated Clerk, the retiring 
Moderator and the pastor of the church in which Presbytery is to 
hold its sessions. 

W. T. McDONALD, Chairman; 

J. C. FAW, 

N. L. DENNIS. 



STATISTICAL REPORT TO THE GENER, 

Presbytery of East Hanover reports to the General Assembly as follows: 

Number of ordained ministers 66 

Number of churches 66 

Number of licentiates , . o 

Number of candidates 19 

Number of licensures 2 

Number of ordinations 2 

Number of installations 4 

Number of pastoral dissolutions 7 





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Burkeville, Va 


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State Library, Richmond, Va 
























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Kobe, Japan., . 
























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Kobe, Japan.. . 
























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1202 Palmyra Ave., Richmond, Va 
























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West Washington St., Petersburg, Va . 
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Petersburg, 2nd, P.*._. 


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Wm. S. Campbell, Ed., S. S 


3910 Seminary Ave., Richmond, Va 
212 W. Grace St., Richmond Va 


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Richmond, 1st, P.f 

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S. 0. Coxe, P 


2610 Third Ave., Richmond, Va 




T. K. Currie, Supt. S. S 


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Blackstone, Va 


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82 
76 
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116 
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88 
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104 
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Sweet Hall, Va 




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King William, Va 






R. B. Eberly, P 


Sharps, Va 


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Weems, Va 


Campbell Memorial.. . 
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Weems, Va 




J. C. Faw, Asst. P 


9 N. Fifth St., Richmond, Va . 


Richmond, 2nd 










Hugh Fitzpatrick, P 


3909 Gilliam St., Richmond, Va 


Fulton, P *f 


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"a 14 , ?*• Twenty-sixth St., Richmond", Va. 
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412 
127 


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261 




R. M. Hall 


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A. P. Hassell, F. M... 


Tokoshima, Japan 






J. W. Hassell, F. M .. 


Mission Court, Richmond, Va 
























M. B. Heizer, P 


Rawlings, Va. 


Brunswick, P.*f 

Bott Memorial, P 

Tabb St., P.*f 


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30 

557 

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574 


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De Witt, Va 




J. E. Hemphill, P 


Tabb St., Petersburg, Va 




W. E. Hill, D. D., P 


9 N. Fifth St., Richmond, Va 


Richmond, 2nd, P.t-.. 




A. ,J. Hodgin, Sec... 


( entral Y. M. C. A., Richmond, Va.. 


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1627 Monument Ave., Richmond, Va 


Grace Covenant, P.f. . 
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65 
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85 


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9 
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1,043 
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5,819 
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Fredericksburg, Va 
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Edward Mack, Prof 


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Prince George, Va 


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Seven Pines, Va 




W. T. Mann, P 


Richmond, Va 




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Belona, Va 




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Clayville, Va 




C. A. McGirt, P 


Sandston, Va . 


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W. A. Mcllwaine, F. M 


Nagoya, Japan 




J. A. MacLean, Jr., P.. 
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Norfolk, Va 


Ginter Park, P.f 


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569 


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Old Church, Va 


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